Updated on 2/18/14!
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I am a popover newbie. And they are everything I ever imagined and more. These popovers are light, crusty and buttery. To have crusty bread is a gluten-free eater’s dream! These are so simple to make. Just a whirl in the blender, then into the oven. My husband loved them and has declared he will make them again this week. These popovers were delicious simply with butter and honey. They would also be fantastic with jam or maple syrup for breakfast. I am definitely going to make these for dinner to accompany soups where I have been missing crusty bread on the side.
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Need a holiday brunch idea for your gluten-free friends? These will surely please everyone, no matter their diet. I am going to experiment rolling them in melted butter and cinnamon sugar for a delicious doughnut-like creation. As you can see the popover’s versatility is endless. Three cheers for a new staple!
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Popovers {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Author: Meaningful Eats (adapted from King Arthur Flour)
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Serves: 12 popovers
Crispy and buttery on the outside, airy and spongy on the inside.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour (I used King Arthur)
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains xanthan gum)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk, slightly warm (I used almond milk)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (or Earth Balance buttery spread)
Instructions
  1. ) Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. ) Popover batter is easiest made in a blender. Blend eggs, butter, and milk on medium speed in the blender until the mixture is uniform. Whisk the flour or flour blend in a bowl with the xanthan gum and salt. Spoon or pour the dry ingredients into the blender, then blend at medium-high speed until batter is smooth. A few tiny lumps are OK, but if you have more lumps than that, keep blending till they disappear.
  3. ) If you don’t have a blender, whisk together the eggs, butter, and milk in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour or flour blend with the xanthan gum and salt, then gradually sift and whisk into the liquid ingredients until you have a smooth batter. If, despite your best efforts, there are more than a few tiny lumps, strain them out of your batter with a sieve.
  4. ) Pour the batter into the prepared pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
  5. ) Bake for 25 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the popovers are deep brown.
  6. ) Remove from the oven, prick the side of each popover with a sharp knife to let the steam out, and let popovers rest for 5 minutes to finish setting. Remove from the pan, and serve immediately. Or, to keep them crisp longer, allow them to sit in the turned-off oven for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!

 

UPDATE 2/18/14 – We make popovers all the time and love them still! Here is the recipe I have been using lately as I try and avoid xanthan gum and don’t always have King Arthur Flour on hand…

Popovers {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup brown rice flour (I use sprouted brown rice flour)
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot powder (or tapioca starch)
  • 1 tablespoon whole psyllium husks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk, slightly warm
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (or ghee/coconut oil)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Popover batter is easiest made in a blender. Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until the popovers are deep brown.
  5. Remove from the oven, prick the side of each popover with a sharp knife to let the steam out, and let popovers rest for 5 minutes to finish setting. Remove from the pan, and serve immediately. Or, to keep them crisp longer, allow them to sit in the turned-off oven for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
https://meaningfuleats.com/popovers-gluten-free-dairy-free/