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Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter. These homemade airy popovers are light and fluffy in texture. Serve hot with the Strawberry Butter. | JustOneCookbook.com As the holiday season is approaching, there is one recipe that I really wanted to re-share, and that is Popovers with Strawberry Butter.  I first shared this recipe about 2 years ago and it’s been a popular dish in my family, especially around the holiday season.  Why am I re-sharing?  I created a tutorial video on how to make these heavenly treats and updated the post with new photos.

I first had these popovers many years ago with Mr. JOC while we were still dating.  Before we had our children, Mr. Joc and I enjoyed shopping in the Union Square in San Francisco on weekends and stopping by The Rotunda in Neiman Marcus for lunch.  While waiting for my favorite Lobster Club sandwich, The Rotunda served a complementary popover with strawberry butter instead of bread.  As you slather strawberry butter on airy and fluffy warm popover, you will fall in love with it immediately and crave for more.

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter. These homemade airy popovers are light and fluffy in texture. Serve hot with the Strawberry Butter. | JustOneCookbook.com

What are Popovers?

They are similar to English Yorkshire puddings. In the UK, Yorkshire puddings are usually served with roast meat and gravy and are a staple of the traditional British Sunday roast. Neiman Marcus shares this recipe in their cookbook as we as on the last page of the children’s menu in the restaurant.  When I discovered I could easily make these at home, I was overjoyed.

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter. These homemade airy popovers are light and fluffy in texture. Serve hot with the Strawberry Butter. | JustOneCookbook.com

Popovers – Irresistible!

Why do I personally like them so much?  A couple of reasons; first they are really easy to make and secondly I simply can’t resist tasty pastry!  As I am writing this post I could already taste them again.  The best way to enjoy them is straight out of the oven.  As you rip apart the crispy outer shells, warm steam escapes from the slightly doughy and soft bread like inside.  Smear on the tasty strawberry butter and see it melt on the warm popovers and blends together, then take a bite.  Yummy!

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter. These homemade airy popovers are light and fluffy in texture. Serve hot with the Strawberry Butter. | JustOneCookbook.com This recipe makes 12 popovers and each popover pan can make 6.  I use 2 popover pans to make them at the same time.  I’ll be making these again soon for this holiday season and I hope you will give these a try and enjoy the popovers and strawberry butter with your loved ones.

Here’s the video on How To Make Popovers with Strawberry Butter on my YouTube Channel! Enjoy!

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Popovers with Strawberry Butter
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Serves: Makes 12 popovers
  • 3½ cups milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Non-stick spray
  • Strawberry Butter
  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup good quality strawberry preserves
  • Equipment you will need
  • 2 popover pans*
    Popovers Ingredients
  1. Place the milk in a bowl (or 4-cup measuring cup) and microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until warm to the touch.
    Popovers 1
  2. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl.
    Popovers 2
  3. Add the eggs into the stand mixer fitted with a whisk. Beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until foamy and pale in color.
    Popovers 3
  4. Turn down the mixer to low and add the warm milk.
    Popovers 4
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
    Popovers 5
  6. Turn the machine off and let the batter rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
    Popovers 6
  7. When it’s almost 1 hour, preheat oven to 450F (230C) degree. Place each of a popover pan on a baking sheet and spray the pans with nonstick spray.
    Popovers 7
  8. Fill the popover pans almost to top with the batter.
    Popovers 8
  9. Transfer to the oven and bake on 450F (230C) degree for 15 minutes. Then turn down the oven temperature to 375F (190C) degree and bake for 30 minutes, or until the popovers are a deep golden brown on the outside and airy on the inside.
    Popovers 9
  10. While baking, make strawberry butter. Place the butter in the stand mixer and beat on high until light and fluffy. Add the preserves and beat until well combined. Serve popovers warm with strawberry butter.
    Popovers 10
Prep time is not including the 1 hour that we need to rest batter.

I use these popover pans. If you use muffin pans instead, use every other tin so that the popovers have plenty of room to expand OR pour only halfway up with batter.

To save the strawberry butter, keep it in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Recipe is from Neiman Marcus Cookbook by Kevin Garvin and John Harrison.

Editor’s Note: Images and content were updated in October 2014.

Posted in: Baking Recipes, Breakfast & Brunch, Featured, Holidays, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

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  • ChopinandMysaucepan November 11, 2012, 10:38 pm

    Dear Nami,

    The deep golden brown colour of these popovers are enticing enough let how delicious they are. I’ve never heard of it but I like the idea of a savoury sweet strawberry butter too!

  • Helene @ French Foodie Baby November 11, 2012, 10:53 pm

    Came here looking for your Agedashi Tofu recipe, which I’ll be adding to our menu this week, and saw this new post, making me drool and long for a 10:52pm snack :-) Just sounds so delicious… And the photos are gorgeous, just want to make you take a bite (or six.)

  • Lyn @LovelyPantry November 11, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Don’t you just love popovers??? Yours looks amazing and I like the technique. The strawberry butter looks quite lovely too. I’ve only used my popover pan once, I need to revive it!!! I’m loving popovers! :-) I wish I could have been your neighbour lol

  • Mel November 11, 2012, 11:09 pm

    I have never heard or tasted this kind of popover but I am sure it does looks real yummy and delicious. Looking so cute when they expanded popping out.

  • Laura|My Little Gourmet November 11, 2012, 11:10 pm

    Alright, I’m going to have to get a popover pan now. These sound great and pretty simple. And I’m loving the idea of strawberry butter! Thanks for the recipe Nami!

  • Sharon @ Feats of Feasts November 11, 2012, 11:12 pm

    Nami, this looks really amazing!!! A popover with such lovely ‘spill-out’ is sure to taste really good!

  • Kankana November 11, 2012, 11:20 pm

    I keep planning to bake these and then i get scared thinking it will be a disaster! Yours look so so SO PERFECT :)

  • hui November 11, 2012, 11:27 pm

    these golden yummies looks so cute and yummy ^^ i would love to make them too ^^ thanks!

  • A_Boleyn November 11, 2012, 11:27 pm

    You have an actual popover pan … I’m impressed. I just make them in my muffin pan. :) Although I love popovers with gravy, I enjoy the reheated ones the next day with a bit of strawberry jam just as much. I’ve never though to add butter to the jam/preserves but I bet it’s very tasty.

    • Nami November 12, 2012, 10:07 pm

      Hi Maria, haha YES! I had to buy it… I love NM’s popovers so much that I have to make my own (since it’s hard to bring my kids to nice restaurants so often). ;) I’m glad I invested in 2 popover pans! And strawberry butter is a must!

  • albertocook November 11, 2012, 11:27 pm

    I like this

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book November 11, 2012, 11:28 pm

    These look delightful Nami!
    :-) Mandy

  • Renata November 11, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Nami, I love popovers so much! It brings me childhood memories! Love the idea of strawberry butter, I had never heard of it, but it sounds like a perfect pair for these popovers. By the way, they rose beautifully!!

  • Ann@Anncoo Journal November 11, 2012, 11:59 pm

    This is amazing. I’ve never heard of popovers before. I’d like to get that mould popover mould first :)

  • vivala.bird November 11, 2012, 11:59 pm

    Hi Nami,

    This looks so yummy! I will be making it soon.

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Nami November 13, 2012, 10:05 am

      Thank you! I’m happy that you liked the recipe! :)

  • Tataya Kudo November 12, 2012, 12:00 am

    I have never tried or heard of popovers. They look so delicious. I am big fan of strawberry so I am sure I will love them.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 12, 2012, 12:19 am

    When I was a kid my dad would make popovers on the weekend and we’d eat the with beautiful farmer’s butter and homemade wild strawberry jam. Thanks for the memories. I need a popover pan or 2. We can’t get them here and I want one. :)

  • Andrea November 12, 2012, 12:54 am

    Nami, your Popovers look absolutely stunning and strawberry butter (which I have never made before) sounds so wonderful with these. The specialty baking pans seem to be really wonderful because your popoves look perfectly baked and rose so well! Very nicely done, Nami!

  • Hotly Spiced November 12, 2012, 1:21 am

    I don’t think I have ever had a pop over. These do look interesting. I love the shape of them when they’re cooked. That strawberry butter must be wonderful on these when they’re straight out of the oven xx

  • Debs @ The Spanish Wok November 12, 2012, 1:56 am

    Fabulous, what you call popovers, us brits call yorkshire pudding. We serve them with a roast beef meal, or just as a starter dish covered in onion gravy. But as a kid, when we had some left after sunday lunch we would spread strawberry jam on them.

    Must try your recipe sometime, thanks.

  • chinmayie @ love food eat November 12, 2012, 2:11 am

    Woooh! Love these popovers! They looks super good :)

  • Choc Chip Uru November 12, 2012, 2:26 am

    Nomnomnomnom my friend I think I am a huge fan of these breakfast every morning would be nice ;)

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Hari Chandana November 12, 2012, 2:32 am

    Wow.. Looks simply amazing.. thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

  • Sissi November 12, 2012, 4:18 am

    Nami, I had no idea that popovers looked so cute and funny. They are also very appetising and strawberry butter alone makes me hungry! This is another of the dozens of your recipes I have put on my to do list.

  • Tiffany November 12, 2012, 4:46 am

    Those popovers are gorgeous! Made only that much better with that strawberry butter! Nom, nom, NOM! :D

  • kat November 12, 2012, 5:25 am

    reminds me of the “mariposa” at the neiman marcus in hawaii, except they serve their popovers with a tropical type of butter.

  • Ramona November 12, 2012, 6:31 am

    These popovers look so fun! I love that you paired it with the strawberry butter. I bet it was a big treat. :)

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking November 12, 2012, 6:39 am

    You baked again? Wow, Nami! I am impressed. Those popovers look so good and I would love to devour over them every single day! Yummy recipe and great pictures!!!!

  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers November 12, 2012, 7:42 am

    Marvelous! They look so good Nami! I wonder if I can use muffin molds instead or popovers because I don’t have them. I’ll hold on to this recipe too and wait until I find the right moment to make it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Nami November 12, 2012, 8:53 pm

      Hi Weng, yes, you can and I updated that info in my Note section in the recipe. Thanks!

  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb November 12, 2012, 7:52 am

    I am really hungry right now, and I was about to go to make some MC and cheese. Now I wished I had strawberries around, cause you made me want your popover very badly. Maybe I ll just make the popover. =P I ll let you know, thanks for the recipe share!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 12, 2012, 8:28 am

    The popovers at Neiman Marcus are so good! And the strawberry butter – heaven! Love these!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist November 12, 2012, 9:44 am

    I love pop overs!!!

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen November 12, 2012, 9:48 am

    What a delightful and easy popovers recipe! I can’t wait to try baking this and making the strawberry butter. Thanks for this delish recipe idea, Nami! You always know how to give us wonderful treats!

  • Katherine Martinelli November 12, 2012, 9:51 am

    They look amazing!!! Warm popovers and strawberry butter?! I don’t think anything could sound better.

  • Kate@Diethood November 12, 2012, 9:53 am

    Nami, these popovers need to pop over to my house!! Don’t forget to pop over some of that strawberry butter, too. LOVE THIS!!

  • Jill @ MadAboutMacarons November 12, 2012, 10:08 am

    This looks so much fun, Nami – I’m embarrassed to even say that I haven’t ever seen or tasted a popover. At first glance (before seeing that lovely strawberry butter) I thought they were Yorkshire puddings because of their shape. Oh to be in the USA – and oh, to remember the carefree days before kids. Just as wonderful ;-)

  • Rosa November 12, 2012, 10:50 am

    Your popovers are beautiful and very tempting! A speciality I very much enjoy making and eating.



  • Vicki Bensinger November 12, 2012, 11:02 am

    Nami I make these every year for Thanksgiving, in fact dinner wouldn’t be the same without them. I actually posted a video of me making them and planned to run that again this week. There’s nothing better than these, light, airy and delicious. There’s always room for popovers even with a filling meal like we have at Thanksgiving. Yours look beautiful!

  • Kitchen Belleicious November 12, 2012, 12:16 pm

    loook at your popovers! Look at how big and tall and yummy and delicious! Look at your butter- sweet just like I like it. I am all over this recipe. A must do from you yet once again!

  • Lail November 12, 2012, 1:58 pm

    I have thought about baking popover many times and was eyeing a pan last weekend. Yours look delightful and inspires me to go and bake some. Will have to give it a try.

  • Shirley November 12, 2012, 3:57 pm

    Strawberry butter!! I’m in love. I feel like I have to run out and buy a popover pan now. :)

  • mjskit November 12, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Oh my! These do look SO good! I do love a good popover and the strawberry butter is quite different but very, very intriguing. Sounds like a great holiday brunch treat to me! I’m so glad you found the recipe and shared it with us!

  • yummychunklet November 12, 2012, 6:27 pm

    I’m more intrigued by that yummy strawberry butter!

  • Food Jaunts November 12, 2012, 7:10 pm

    I love popovers but haven’t been able to commit to popover pans yet and using muffin tins just doesn’t give the same effect. Loving that strawberry butter, it sounds delish.

  • Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings November 12, 2012, 8:03 pm

    How do they “pop over” like that? It looks like a simple regular recipe but these things really get BIG! I’ve only tried popovers once here, can you believe? I’ve been meaning to taste them again. This one’s going to files, that’s for sure! Great job, Nami! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Terra November 12, 2012, 8:13 pm

    Oh I love how your popovers are so puffy and gorgeous after being cooked! These would be so fun to make for the holidays! Hugs, Terra

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs November 12, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Yummy! I love popovers – always fun to eat it. The recipe is so simple and strawberry butter sounds ver refreshing. I should visit The Rotunda one of these days, sounds like it’s a nice place to dine.

  • Candice November 12, 2012, 9:19 pm

    I LOVE popovers, Nami! Last time I was at The Rotunda, I couldn’t stop eating the popovers and the strawberry butter. It was delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Your neighbors are sure lucky to have you live next door. =)

    • Nami November 13, 2012, 9:29 am

      Hi Candice! It’s really dangerous, even you make it at home… which is why I immediately pass some of them to my neighbor. :) It’s actually very easy to make and taste amazing!

  • The Squishy Monster November 12, 2012, 10:41 pm

    These are great..I bet they would be an amazing addition on the Thanksgiving table =)

  • Hannah November 12, 2012, 10:43 pm

    Your popovers are beautiful, Nami! My mom made them for us when I was growing up and seeing yours brings back delicious memories. I really should bake some for my sons! Thank you for the inspiration. I can imagine they are even more tempting with strawberry butter! What a lucky neighbors you have, too.

  • Jenny November 13, 2012, 1:20 am

    too cute, love them, Nami

  • Orchidea November 13, 2012, 2:49 am

    Hi. These popovers look really delicious, I have never heard about them but they look very interesting and I would liek to try them.

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover November 13, 2012, 3:09 am

    This popover look so cute. With deep golden brown crust , it must be very good. And i have never had strawberry butter, sound so refreshing ,

  • Yelena November 13, 2012, 7:05 am

    Wow, Nami, that’s looks so good. First time I had popovers was in Main last summer-)) I was wondering if they are difficult to cook. Yours looks amazing! Thank you for idea, specially the strawberry butter.

  • Kelly @ Inspired Edibles November 13, 2012, 7:47 am

    Oh My is right… Love the idea of a berry butter on popovers!! The only problem is I’m quite certain I would eat a dozen or so myself ;-). So delicious looking and sounding Nami… (and I’ll admit that every once in a while I long for those lazy, hazy, weekend morning strolls just husband and wife). The snap of the popovers in the oven is incredible!

  • Julia November 13, 2012, 8:03 am

    These popovers looks absolutely delicious! I am thinking about making them at Thanksgiving. I do not have the pan for them though. Where do you find that? Do most stores carry them?

    • Nami November 13, 2012, 9:25 am

      Hi Julia!

      Yes, I’ve seen these pans at most of the kitchen stores I’ve been, or you can order online at Amazon (link in the recipe) like I did. :)

  • Katerina November 13, 2012, 8:51 am

    They immediately spoke to my heart Nami! Beautiful popovers and I am sure the strawberry butter made them even more delightful!

  • Dara November 13, 2012, 9:17 am

    So delicious. These look amazing. I have never had strawberry butter. Yum

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature November 13, 2012, 10:27 am

    Nami, I LOVE THIS RECIPE! You’re so good at making gorgeous sweets.

  • Patty November 13, 2012, 1:54 pm

    Don’t you just love those Neiman Marcus popovers?!! I know I do! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I didn’t realize there is a Neiman Marcus cookbook, but it makes sense ;-)
    I’m sure your family loved this treat and I would like to try the strawberry butter on waffles or pancakes;-)

  • Sandra November 13, 2012, 3:09 pm

    Shame on me for never having a popover! I’ve been tempted to buy a pan but have resisted the urge. Yours along with the strawberry butter are convincing me to take the plunge.

  • Bam's Kitchen November 13, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Nami-san, I have just pinned your recipe on a recipe that I want to make on Pin Interest. I have always wanted to make these but now with your easy to follow instructions, I think I can. Take Care, BAM

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet November 13, 2012, 4:27 pm

    These are SO cute Nami :) were they featured in Food Gawker because I remember seeing nearly the same Popovers there~

    I’ve actually never seen pop over tins before! They’re super cute and I would love trying to bake pop overs, I love how they spill over to create that homey and rustic look!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Carolyn Jung November 13, 2012, 9:05 pm

    Man, I need to live next door to you! I WISH I had a neighbor who brought me fresh-baked popovers. Now, THAT’S a neighbor to beat all neighbors. ;)

  • Serena November 13, 2012, 9:27 pm

    Thank you Nami! Your blog is exactly what I was looking for! I spent two weeks “lost in blogs”, but I’ve finally find you.
    From Italy, waiting for your next wonderful recipe

    • Nami November 14, 2012, 1:10 am

      Hi Serena! I’m happy to hear you found my blog and thank you so much for stopping by to leave the kind comment. :) Hope you enjoy my recipes!

  • amy @ uTryIt November 13, 2012, 11:35 pm

    Wow, your popovers really pop up high. I made them a few times and they were not nearly as high as yours! Gotta give your recipe a try soon. And those strawberry butter sounds so good with these popovers. I know my kids would love these for sure.

  • Lynna November 14, 2012, 12:55 am

    Oh my…this looks incredibly delicious! I haven`t tried any foods from Neiman Marcus before. Actually, I never knew the store existed until a few months ago. LOL

  • Nic@diningwithastud November 14, 2012, 1:43 am

    I’ve never eaten popovers. They seem similar to yorkshire puddings?

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie November 14, 2012, 9:45 am

    Look at you Nami baking so often now:) Your popovers look perfect and I can imagine how great they taste with the strawberry butter. I’ve never made these let alone tasted one. Definitely a recipe to hold onto.

    P.S. Your rice milling post was great!

  • Kristy November 14, 2012, 10:40 am

    I had my first popover (and with strawberry jam) in Maine a few summers ago. They are AWESOME! I have been meaning to make them since then too, but I can never seem to keep up with my list of things to make. Your post reminded me how much I loved these though and perhaps I can bump them up toward the top of the to make list. :)

  • Asmita November 14, 2012, 10:47 am

    Hi Nami,
    I have never made or tasted popovers. This looks like a great recipe! Going to try them for Christmas. The strawberry butter sounds incredible too!

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz November 14, 2012, 11:37 am

    Strawberry butter? Oh my! How funny you came across the recipe of a store favorite.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 15, 2012, 9:40 am

    Love how easy the recipe for this delicious popovers are! And that strawberry butter?!?! Oh my :D

  • Esther November 15, 2012, 12:38 pm

    These are so cute, i’ve never seen popovers until now..they really do POP over the cases dont they? :) love the strawberry butter too..two great ideas in one. Thanks Nami :)

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 15, 2012, 4:09 pm

    I love Union Square but there is just way too many people there now! And I kind of get scared of all the bums too!

    Anyway, I love these popovers. I could make a meal out of it! And strawberry butter? Where has that been all my life?!

  • Sammie November 15, 2012, 5:26 pm

    Oh gosh Nami! Your baking skills are phenomenol! Look at how much these puffed up!! I’m kinda ashamed to say I haven’t actually tried making popovers yet. lol. hehe.. And that strawberry butter would taste so amazing with it!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 15, 2012, 8:01 pm

    Strawberry butter! That truly does sound amazing! I have never made popovers. This much change!

  • Reese@SeasonwithSpice November 16, 2012, 8:50 am

    If we serve these popovers at Thanksgiving, I think they will be gone in seconds!! Oh gosh, they look SO good! At the rate you are going, I think you can no longer call yourself the novice baker anymore. I am saving this recipe after Thanksgiving, so I don’t have to fight with anyone:)

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce November 16, 2012, 9:31 am

    Did you miss those days with just you and your husband? I don’t want to sound like a bad mother, but sometimes I did. I love my kids, but there are some things that we can’t do often since they arrive.
    I never made popovers, looks wonderful…!!!

  • Charles November 16, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Hi Nami, these look really delicious, but I must admit that for me I’ll always associate them with roast dinners and gravy. We eat the same things in England, but they’re called Yorkshire Puddings there (you may remember I posted about them a few months ago). I should try them one day with a sweet accompaniment – it’s new territory for me since up to now they’ve always been a savoury side dish.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen November 16, 2012, 8:07 pm

    They look golden and delicious and that strawberry butter sounds like the perfect compliment.

  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade November 17, 2012, 5:22 am

    Yours look so great – definitely like they POPPED out of their pans! I’ve only heard about popovers before but I’ve never seen them before in Australia but they look delish, esp with that strawberry butter :)

  • Alice November 17, 2012, 7:10 am

    Dear Nami,
    this is truly delicious looking :)
    and the strawberry butter is such a brilliant idea!

  • Holly | Beyond Kimchee November 17, 2012, 6:43 pm

    Nice hot popover with strawberry jam! That is my kind of snack or the side dish for the feast table. You did a great job with these popover, Nami. Love how they popped over the pan! :) Yum!

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake November 18, 2012, 6:55 am

    I’ve never tried popovers, nor have I even heard of it before…:O We are so left out in Australia! Sounds and looks totally delicious. :)

  • Kristi Rimkus November 18, 2012, 7:40 am

    I have yet to try making popovers. These look so lovely. I think I’ll give them a try today and if I’m successful, these will be on the Thanksgiving table.

  • Valerie Brunmeier November 18, 2012, 5:03 pm

    Yummy! I can’t believe I’ve never tried popovers. This post has me feeling I need to! I love compound butters and I bet the strawberry butter just put these over the top.

  • Raymund November 18, 2012, 10:49 pm

    This looks similar to the English yorkshire pudding, I love these types of starter bread.

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today November 19, 2012, 9:38 am

    You will get my feedback soon as well, as I’m going to make it for a breakfast :)

  • Jenn and Seth November 19, 2012, 10:31 pm

    love this! i want to make this for breakfast tomorrow, looks soooo good!

  • kitchenriffs November 20, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Gosh, I haven’t had popover in years. That Neiman Marcus strawberry butter is famous – they serve it in all of their store restaurants. And it’s delish – glad to have the recipe. Thank you.

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking November 20, 2012, 8:33 pm

    I love making popovers but mine never turn out as beautiful as yours. I’ll have to try your recipe. They are perfectly puffed.
    Happy Thanksgiving Nami.

  • Lori Lynn November 27, 2012, 4:18 pm

    We always have popovers on our Thanksgiving table, and make sure to have plenty leftover for the next morning. Oh how I wish I had stopped by here earlier and read about strawberry butter, I would have definitely made it. Oh well, next year for sure, thanks for the great idea Nami!

  • Kim December 4, 2012, 8:49 am

    Beautiful post! Nami, you’re getting so good at baking and making desserts! I wish I were your neighbor, hehe!

    • Nami December 4, 2012, 9:11 pm

      Thanks Kim! :) You are close enough but you should move closer so we can always hang out. :) These popovers are so good and I need to make them again soon!

  • Lily Chua July 9, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Hi Nami I bought some paper baking cups last night with a narrow bottom n wide top – can I use these to bake the popovers? Do I need to spray them with oil too?

    • Nami July 27, 2013, 7:11 am

      Oh my gosh Lily! I’m so sorry that I just found your email (comment) with your question in my inbox… I totally missed to “flag” it and didn’t notice till now. I apologize for my delayed response. Have you tried this recipe yet? I would spray it just in case… hope you succeeded making popovers with the paper baking cups!

  • Vicky August 17, 2013, 10:22 pm

    Hi Nami,

    I loves reading your blog. May is ask can I bake the popover using cooking pan?

    • Nami August 18, 2013, 3:25 am

      Hi Vicky! Thank you for your kind message! I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my blog. Cooking pan means frying pan? Hmmm… I googled to see if there is anything like that, but I couldn’t find it. I assume you will need at least a muffin pan… :)

  • Rachel March 14, 2014, 12:08 pm

    Just made these! I don’t have a popover pan so I just filled up my muffin pan 1/2 way with batter just like you suggested.
    Verdict? DELICIOUS! Nice and crunchy on the outside with a soft and moist inside. Totally making these again on a rainy day!

    • Nami March 16, 2014, 8:38 am

      Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for trying this recipe out. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed these popovers. Aren’t they addicting? :) Thank you for your feedback!

  • Sumi K Fulwider October 19, 2014, 6:47 pm

    It’s been years since I tried making popovers, but mine never looked as impressive as yours! I am salivating right now…!

    • Nami October 19, 2014, 10:14 pm

      Hi Sumi! This is a fool proof recipe! Since I made these for the first time, they always look like this. They rise very high that top area get darker a bit in the oven… but other than that, everything is PERFECT!!! Hope you will try this recipe! :)

  • Biana @ TastyGalaxy.com October 19, 2014, 7:03 pm

    This look so delicious! I have never made popovers, but now I really want to try making them.

  • Linda | Brunch with Joy October 19, 2014, 9:04 pm

    Yum! Popovers are my fave and I can’t wait to try your recipe. Also, the Rotunda sounds like a fun hangout place. Let’s hangout one of these days. :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 19, 2014, 9:50 pm

    These popovers look just perfect and who could resist the strawberry butter?! :)

  • Joanne October 19, 2014, 10:54 pm

    Following on pinterest!
    I love to eat a nice roast with mushroom stuffing during the holidays.

  • Elizabeth Ann Quirino @Mango_Queen October 19, 2014, 11:17 pm

    I loved popovers when we went to London a few years ago. I even bought a mix to bake it, but didn’t succeed. Yours look so beautiful and easy to do. I enjoy Union Square, too in SF :-) Thanks for sharing, Nami.

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) October 20, 2014, 2:55 am

    I am seriously so in love with these popovers. I want to try them!

  • Choc Chip Uru October 20, 2014, 3:58 am

    I have never had popovers before, but these look like the perfect dessert :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom October 20, 2014, 5:02 am

    I used to live in San Francisco before I was married and have fond memories of Union Square .. brings back so many memories!! love these popovers!!! so gorgeous!!

  • Heather @ Shards of Lavender October 20, 2014, 5:25 am

    I’ve heard of popovers before, but haven’t ever tasted one. Apparently, I’ve been missing out big time! I always thought they were more like a croissant, but I see that they don’t have butter in them, but many eggs. I’m sure my family would love these and the strawberry butter… Well, I can think of so many baked goods to use it on. Thank you for the recipe, Nami!

  • Monica October 20, 2014, 5:54 am

    I absolutely love popovers as well and the first time I made them, I was likewise inspired by the ones from NM! So, so good. I make them in my regular muffin tins so it’d be great to have a popover pan. They look so lofty baked in them! Your photos and video are terrific!

  • Shashi @ runninsrilankan October 20, 2014, 5:59 am

    I love how fluffy your popovers turned out and that strawberry butter is simply BRILLIANT! Thanks for the tutorial video!

  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen October 20, 2014, 6:45 am

    Never tried popovers, but now that I’ve seen yours, I just want a pan to make them :D

  • Jessica October 20, 2014, 8:42 am

    I love your story about how you came to make the popovers and they look delicious! I am thinking of adding them to my Christmas dinner. Also, the rotunda is gorgeous. I used to go there with my friend for afternoon tea all the time when I lived in San Francisco.

    I also wanted to say that I’m a huge fan of your website. I live in the Midwest now and had a hard time going without good Japanese food. The restaurants are terrible where I live. Now I always keep a stock of your salted salmon recipe in the freezer, along with dashi for making udon. My boyfriend just loves it when I make your teriyaki salmon and he even got into the kitchen to make unagi. Thanks so much for making amazing dinners possible!

    • Nami October 20, 2014, 11:11 pm

      Hi Jessica! I haven’t tried the afternoon tea at the Rotunda, but heard great things about it!

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my blog and have been cooking recipes from my blog. How wonderful that you have salted salmon in the freezer! :D I love hearing such inspiring stories from readers and thank you for sharing!!

  • John@Kitchen Riffs October 20, 2014, 8:48 am

    Popovers are so great, aren’t they? I’ve never made them, mainly because Mrs KR like to! Although we haven’t had them for awhile — need to bake a batch. Yours looks great! Love the strawberry butter.

  • cristina October 20, 2014, 10:40 am

    Nami!! How timely your post on these beautiful strawberry-butter popovers. I’ve been wanting to dabble with popovers (even invested in a pan or two), but have yet to do it. I’m starting with this your/NM recipe. Thanks for sharing and pinning!! :)

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz October 20, 2014, 12:49 pm

    I am not sure what is more exciting, the popovers or strawberry butter! I have never made popovers and only had them a handful of times (not a popular thing here) but every time I have one I was in love. I really need to give your recipe a try.

  • The Squishy Monster October 20, 2014, 12:55 pm

    I bet these are just perfect with the berry butter!

  • Juliana October 20, 2014, 2:33 pm

    Oh Nami, your popovers look so pretty…professionally done…I love how high they have raised…
    Strawberry butter just sound awesome, fruity!
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

  • Lail | With A Spin October 20, 2014, 3:21 pm

    Never baked popover. Always afraid how they’ll turn out. Yours looks perfect.

  • Liz October 20, 2014, 5:20 pm

    I usually just make popovers around the holidays, but there’s no reason not to bake them up all year ’round. Yours are perfect, Nami, and I love the pairing with strawberry butter.

  • ellie | fit for the soul October 20, 2014, 6:02 pm

    You always post amazing foods that I haven’t tried, Nami!!! You gotta slow doowwwwnnn so I can catch up, hahha! These are so stinkin’ cute and that strawberry butter, mmmm…my eyes just fell outta my head. 0_0

  • Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering October 20, 2014, 7:51 pm

    These are the fluffiest, most beautiful things ever! I’ve always wanted to make popovers but the whole hot pan & hot butter thing scares me. This pan makes a lot of sense!

  • Gourmet Getaways October 20, 2014, 8:50 pm

    These popovers are so tempting! From the photo they look moist, crisp and chewy. Plus the strawberry butter…mmmm!

    Gourmet Getaways

  • rika@vm October 20, 2014, 9:33 pm

    When I opened this post, my mouth just dropped, they are irresistible to look at because they look freakin’ gorgeous, Nami, they look like proper British popovers! I love these popover pans, I need this in my life!!! I’m so glad you reshared it because I started reading your blog only a year or so. What a sweet, sweet story about you both, I love these dating stories! Soooo cute though! I’ve never had these popovers before, but I’ve seen them though and they look too good to eat! I think I would like the savory one, too with tons of gravy!

  • Joanne October 20, 2014, 11:36 pm

    subbed to youtube!

    I love to eat belgian chocolate biscuits during the winter months.

  • Hotly Spiced October 21, 2014, 3:27 am

    Your pop-overs have such great height, Nami. They’re wonderful. I’ve never made them and I really need to. You’ve inspired me. And the strawberry butter sounds fantastic xx

  • Kitchen Belleicious October 21, 2014, 5:18 am

    strawberry butter! Now that is truly the best thing I have heard all week. Being a southerner I love my butter and my kids just adore strawberry. it is the best of both worlds and looks like it would go so well on just about anything! Waffles, popovers,, pancakes, biscuits! You name it!

  • Kitchen Belleicious October 21, 2014, 5:21 am

    my comments are going through? Did you get my last 2? Not sure if its going to spam folder or not! Please check! Love this strawberry butter!

  • Muna Kenny October 21, 2014, 7:40 am

    Yummy Popovers Nami! I’m sure they taste awesome :)

  • Kelly October 21, 2014, 1:34 pm

    Oh Nami, these popovers are beautiful! I love the strawberry butter too! That’s so sweet that you first tried them with your husband when you were first dating – love that you are sharing them with us. I have never made them before and I seriously can’t wait to try them – they sound incredible :)

  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen October 21, 2014, 2:32 pm

    Nami, you have brought back memories of the one and only time I tasted popovers – on a visit to Boston a few years ago. They are a bit like yorkshire puddings but much, much lighter. I loved them – and now, thanks to this recipe, I can make them at home!

  • K / Pure & Complex October 21, 2014, 2:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, those are simply divine. I can see myself eating those right now lol. Thanks for the recipe Nami

  • Bam's Kitchen October 21, 2014, 6:59 pm

    I love how light and fluffy these look and to dip them in strawberry butter, I am swooning over this recipe. Just shared and pinned!

  • Sugar et al. October 21, 2014, 8:14 pm

    I am so glad you reposted this as this is a wonderful recipe that can be made again and again. I can almost feel the steam escaping as you break into them. And strawberry butter…incredibly delicious!

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  • nipponnin October 21, 2014, 10:31 pm

    このPanもってないからほしいなあ。 かなりおいしそうに出来てます。 ふつうのロールより断然おしゃれ!

  • Culinary Flavors October 22, 2014, 2:57 am

    Lovely popovers Nami! The strawberry butter certainly makes the difference!

  • mycookinghut October 22, 2014, 3:59 am

    They look really gorgeous! I really want to try making Yorkshire pudding/popovers to go with my Sunday roast.. :)

  • Cailee October 22, 2014, 1:27 pm

    Ahhh!! These look so delicious! They are so fun and I love how they just “pop over” like that!!! Great, fun recipe!!

  • Dedy@Dentist Chef October 23, 2014, 6:35 am

    Damn delicious,
    i want that for my brunch today!!!

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce October 24, 2014, 4:34 pm

    Yes, very easy to make as I see/read, but I never bake popovers, just because I don’t have the correct pans. Well if I’m lucky I can win 2 of them, if not, I think I will try on a muffin pan :)

  • kara demeio October 24, 2014, 11:00 pm

    Just shared a post of sushi rice tutorial in facebook

  • Sissi October 25, 2014, 4:09 am

    You make me so hungry, Nami! They look just gorgeous! It’s so funny but I remember very well your popovers because of the…strawberry butter! It sounds so luscious and unusual, it has stayed well engraved in my memory. I have never had popovers, but they look so fabulous and sound quite easy too… I must make them one day.

  • Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking October 25, 2014, 8:04 am

    Amazing recipe and pictures with video just stunning …making me very hungry! I wish I have that for my breakfast right now…Thanks for sharing will have to try it soon!

  • mjskit October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

    I love popovers for the exact same reason that you do. There is nothing like them! I haven’t made them in over 20 years, but you have just inspired me to change that. Yours are just perfect!

  • Terra October 28, 2014, 6:59 am

    I haven’t stopped by in awhile, I hope you are doing well! I adore Yorkshire pudding! I enjoy it at a friends house every Christmas. I still need to make popovers, or Yorkshire pudding myself someday! Love your addition of strawberry butter! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  • Sandra October 28, 2014, 11:33 am

    Thanks for reminding me that I have a popover pan stashed deep in my hoarders bin, LOL!!

  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy October 29, 2014, 7:42 am

    I love popovers and these look amazing. Plus strawberry butter?? Yum. I will definitely try this one! Thanks!

  • Catalina @ Shades of Pink October 29, 2014, 9:52 am

    Since we went to Maine these summer, we had these beauties with blueberry jam and butter, I wanted to recreate them ever since, I didn’t know that I would need a special pan, but the step by step photos help, and finally I can fulfill by husband request and make some.

  • Vanessa November 12, 2014, 8:09 am

    if I have not popover pan, can I use muffin pan? thanks

    • Nami November 13, 2014, 7:33 pm

      I mentioned in the Note section, but if you use muffin pans instead, use every other tin so that the popovers have plenty of room to expand OR pour only halfway up with batter. The shape won’t be as tall as this one, but I heard the readers tried and it worked. :) Hope this helps!

  • Lynna November 13, 2014, 10:38 pm

    I`ve alwaysss wanted to make popover, but I don`t have the pan! One day, I`ll get the pan and make these delicious looking popovers!

  • Ceci November 16, 2014, 1:35 am

    Just discovered your blog!! I am also from the SF Bay Area and I love popovers!! Will try your recipe.

    Love all your other recipes as well!! All food that I love to eat. Keep up the good work!!

    • Nami November 16, 2014, 10:30 pm

      Hi Ceci! Welcome to my blog and thank you for your comment! Nice to know you’re from here too! I hope you enjoy these popovers. Highly addictive! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  • June G. November 27, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Nami! I made these popovers today! What a hit and so delicious! I’m using the leftovers for breakfast, drizzle some maple syrup or maybe some whipped cream and strawberries. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Nami November 28, 2014, 5:03 am

      Hi June! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe and thank you for your kind feedback! :)

  • Gin February 14, 2015, 9:18 am

    Hey Nami! I was just wondering why you have to let the batter rest for an hour. Is there a way to bypass this wait time?

    • Nami February 15, 2015, 9:29 pm

      Hi Gin! It relaxes the gluten in the batter, which will make the final product less tough and more tender. It’s very common practice for pancakes, crepes, etc. I’d recommend at least 30 minutes… It really makes a difference! :)

  • Kathy Moran February 18, 2015, 6:16 pm

    I’ve made the popovers and they are spectacular. I’m wondering if you use whole milk, and what flour do you use? I hope to have your early response as I’d like to make them again this weekend. Thanks!

    • Nami February 18, 2015, 7:10 pm

      Hi Kathy! I do use whole milk but I have made with 2% too and it worked fine. I love King Arthur brand flour. I believe it tastes much better. :)

  • Suzanne February 20, 2015, 6:42 pm

    Great video, great recipe. But PLEASE – ! What is the music playing in the background? Must have.