Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sugar and Spice

I thought a plain popover paired with strawberry butter was as good as it got. Of course, coating something in cinnamon and sugar never hurts. These sugar-crusted popovers are heavenly, like a popover and a doughnut in one. They're the perfect breakfast sweet to pair with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee, and they're mighty cute if I do say so myself.

Sugar-Crusted Popovers
Recipe courtesy of David Lebovitz

For the puffs:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup (250 ml) whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup (140 g) flour

For the sugar coating:
2/3 cup (130 g) sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (60 g) melted butter

Softened butter, for greasing the pan


Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Liberally grease a nonstick popover pan, or a muffin pan with 1/2-cup indentations, with softened butter. For the puffs, put the 2 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, milk, salt and sugar in a blender and blend for a few seconds. Add the flour and whiz for about 10 seconds, just until smooth. Divide the batter among the 9 greased molds, filling each 1/2 to 2/3rds full. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the puffs are deep brown. Remove from the oven, wait a few minutes until cool enough to handle, then remove the popovers from the pans and set them on a cooling rack. If they’re stubborn, you may need a small knife or spatula to help pry them out.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Thoroughly brush each popover all over with the 1/4 cup (60 g) of melted butter, then dredge each puff generously in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat them completely. Let cool on the wire rack.


  1. Hmmmm sounds delicious!! There is a chinese food buffet near me that has these sugary popovers & I eat at least 3 everytime I go. I'm going to bookmark this post because I love these!!! That doesn't seem to difficult a recipe either! Yeah! thank you!

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  2. These look delicious! The first time I made popovers, it was a complete disaster. This recipe makes me want to try again.

  3. It's a super easy recipe. The whole thing is done in a blender.

  4. My husband goes gaga over popovers! These look so delicious! I forgot how much I love your blog. Will be back soon!

  5. UM yes please!! I will take these EXPRESS mail! YUM!

  6. yes, they look delicious!! they are soooo good in the fall too!

  7. Oh I'd just love to spend a day with you in the kitchen! We'd have a blast!
    xo tash

  8. I'm seriously making these right now.

    ... a perfect surprise for my kids. :) I'll let you know how they turn out.

    I also made the mango parfait on Monday. It was excellent. We had a late lunch and needed a refreshing snack (it was hot that day!)... this became our dinner/dessert in one.

  9. Scrumptious! I love anything covered in sugar. I have bit of a sweet tooth.


  10. Tash, count me in!

    Torrie, I'm glad you liked the parfait! Can't wait to hear what you think of these.

  11. they look like heaven but a tiny
    bit healthier with the eggs.

  12. Super easy? Done in a blender? YES and YES. These look delicious and are totally my kind of sweet! Thanks for another great recipe! :-) xoxo

  13. I am just drooling over here. Those look amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!

  14. i love popovers, but covered in cinnamon sugar - even better!! thanks for sharing!

  15. Ohhh my goodness these look insane! J'adore popovers w/ strawberry butter with my meal, but I think this will have to be my dessert!



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