What better way to start March 10th than with National Blueberry Popover Day? Popovers are airy rolls that puff up when baked, popping over the edge of the tin. They are light and crispy on the outside while the insides are warm and often hollow. They can be filled with custards, creams, and fruits for a sweet treat, especially blueberries.
Popovers are similar to Yorkshire pudding and can also be served with savory combinations.
Most popover recipes are made using mostly eggs, milk, flour and salt. When making popovers, using eggs and milk that are at room temperature produces the best result. The resulting batter is thin but has enough air it that when it bakes the steam expands the batter, causing it to puff up and pop over the tin. The egg proteins help the pastry hold its shape and eventually the crust turns flaky and golden.
** 1850 – The oldest known reference to popovers in a letter of E.E. Stuart.
** 1876 – The first cookbook with a popover recipe was Practical Cooking by M.N. Henderson.
More to explore….
- Yorkshire Pudding Day
- Cream Puff Day
- Blueberry Popover Day
- Raspberry Popover Day
- Strawberry Shortcake Day
- Blueberry Muffin Day
- National Oatmeal Muffin Day
- National Chocolate Eclair Day
- National Muffin Day
HOW TO OBSERVE #BlueberryPopoverDay
Make your home smell amazing with these homemade blueberry popovers: Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Popovers. Another option is to visit your favorite bakery and surprise a friend or neighbor. Don’t forget to let them know what day it is and give your baker a shout out, too! Those are two great ways to celebrate. Let us know any other ways you discover by using #BlueberryPopoverDay to post on social media.