Homemade Popovers with Parmesan Cheese and Chives

Earlier this week I came across this lovely recipe on Culy.nl, and decided to try it out this morning.  Popovers are a sort of mix/cross over between small cakes and bread, but in a very very ‘light’ way.  Now seeing I haven’t made a muffin in….hmm…let me think…. hmm…. ever ( * blush * ), I don’t own a muffin tray or aluminium small muffin pans, I had to substitute with a normal cake tray.

The full recipe (in Dutch) can be read here on Culy.nl, all credit to them making my kitchen smell amazing!

Ingredients (makes 4-6 popovers)

  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 240ml milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 20g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 100g flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, rinsed and chopped
  • muffin tray or aluminum small muffin pans


Preheat your oven on 200 degrees and put the muffin tray on a baking tray in the oven, so they heat up.

Break your eggs in a bowl and season with a bit of pepper and salt.  Then add 3/4 of the parmesan cheese and chives and beat all together.

Now lightly heat your milk in a small pan.  The milk would be hot enough if you can still stick your finger in without burning it.  (if the milk boils or is too hot, it will make your egg mix cook)

Now add your warm milk to the egg mix and stir.  Next up is the flour that we sieve into the mix too.  Beat well with a whisk until the liquid dough is  smooth and there are no lumps of flour left.


Take out the muffin tray from the over (be careful not to burn your hands!) and coat each pan with a bit of butter against sticking.  Then poor in the dough in each pan until they are 3/4 filled. Top off with a bit of parmesan cheese.


Cook the popovers for roughly 20 min and then bake for another 10 min on the lower temperature of 170 degrees, until golden brown.

Source: Culy Homemade.nl– this is what convinced me to try these!

Remove from oven and serve hot with e.g. smoked fish such as salmon or hallibut, or cream cheese or Serrano ham.

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