Cinnamon Sugar Popovers-Tuesdays with Dorie

by cakeduchess on August 21, 2012 · 36 comments


I was looking forward to today’s Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe. The group would all be making Marion Cunningham’s popover recipe.  The recipe can be found on page 213 of Baking with Julia

Hosting the event this Tuesday are: Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake With Amy. You can find the complete recipe on either of their blogs.


I couldn’t wait to give Marion’s recipe a try. Her yeasted waffle recipe is a family favorite. Marion suggests alternative methods for baking the popovers in case you don’t have a special popover pan. My mom has popover tins and offered for me to use them. Of course, I forgot to get them from her and uses my muffin tins instead. You could also use custard cups if you wanted. I read that you should alternate pouring the batter in the tins so that they have room to pop up. I did use two tins and there was plenty of space for the muffins to rise nicely. I may even try mini popovers the next time. How to make sure your popovers, well, pop? You’re supposed to back away from that oven door…don’t ever open it until it’s time. My mom also recommended I preheat the muffin tins. Great tips and they were a wonderful success.
They are so easy to put together! All you do is whip up milk, eggs, salt, flour and a little bit of melted butter. You pour the thin batter into the tins and wait for the oven to do its magic. I continued to pop over to the check on my popovers with the kids. The kids had a fun time brushing them with melted butter and rolling them in the cinnamon sugar. One comment was, “Wow, mom! Pretty impressive breakfast!”cinnamon-sugar-popovers-tuesdays-with-dorie-2

Another comment was, “Mom, there’s nothing inside of them…they’re empty?” Yes. They are empty which makes you want to eat more. That could be the only problem with this wonderful recipe.

Tuesdays with Dorie participants do not publish the recipes on their blogs unless they are the hostess for the week. We would love you to buy the book, Baking with Julia,   and bake along with us! You can find the book here on Amazon. There is FREE worldwide shipping when you buy from The Book Depository.  Join us baking at Tuesdays with Dorie!

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen August 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Wonderful pics Lora! Can´t go wrong with a coating of cinnamon sugar. Loved your kid´s comment.


Monet August 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Oh yes. This is my kind of dessert (or breakfast). Those popovers are so high and so pretty. The dusting of cinnamon sugar really takes them to the next level. Thank you for sharing, Lora. Hugs.


Cher Rockwell August 21, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The cinnamon sugar was a fun touch – definitely kid friendly!
Lovely pictures.


Jessica of My Baking Heart August 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Your cinnamon sugar ones look delish! So glad you enjoyed this one! :)


Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul August 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The cinnamon-sugar element put a smile on my face…



Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I love popovers, the cinnamon-sugar puts these over the top!


Lyndsey Chapin August 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

These do look like a perfect breakfast to me! I would love the cinnamon sugar flavor in a popover! It reminds me of a Dutch baby, but smaller of course.


Carol | a cup of mascarpone August 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I can honestly say, I have never made a popover! After seeing this wonderful post, which looks like you thoroughly enjoyed, I have to try them! They look delicious – the cinnamon sugar won me over!


Lisa August 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

OMG, Lora…these are amazing! I love popovers and cannot wait to roll them in cinnamon sugar! I make popovers so much, I finally gave in and bought the tin, but always had great success with muffin tins too. Yours rose beautifully!


Lizzy Do August 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Oooh, I should have rolled mine in cinnamon sugar! Brilliant idea!!!! So cute that your kids were impressed :)


Kathy August 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Beautiful, Lora!! Your photos are gorgeous! Love that you used cinnamon-sugar…a great addition!


Reem | Simply Reem August 22, 2012 at 2:05 am

I have been thinking of making popovers I love how beautifully your popovers have baked with perfect rise…
Cinnamon Sugar… How can we go wrong with that!!


Cindy August 22, 2012 at 4:24 am

Cinnamon sugar is a great idea. my granddaughter will be here next week, can’t wait to make them with her!


Jen @ Savory Simple August 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

I love Baking with Julia! I bet these are totally amazing :)

Reply August 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Popovers with cinnamon sugar?! Lord… gimme some!


Beth August 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

What a great idea! Looks wonderful :-)


Mari August 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Hi Lora :) This pass Sunday I was looking at a Martha Stewart popovers recipe and wanted to bake some, but these look amazing. I’ll keep your recipe.


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel August 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I want these SO much!


Paula-bell'alimento August 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I will be breaking out the popover pan!


Brian @ A Thought For Food August 22, 2012 at 7:34 pm

These look amazing. I know what I’m going to make this weekend!


Teresa August 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Rolling them in cinnamon and sugar sounds delicious and so much fun for kids!


Curts Delectables August 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

you are so talented.. these look hard but amazing !


Jane August 23, 2012 at 12:12 am

These are so beautiful! I just bought a Nordicware pan for extra big popovers yesterday, and can’t wait to try it out. Might need to try it out using your recipe. You take such lovely photos!


Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } August 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

I adore popovers and with the addition of cinnamon sugar – you have hit a homerun! What a great idea. They look SO tasty and just wish I had one right now.

Reply August 23, 2012 at 4:13 am

Lovely popovers, what a super idea to do cinnamon and sugar!


Kiran @ August 23, 2012 at 6:23 am

I need these cute popovers in my life. Like, right now :D


Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

i love making pop-overs, I actually have some Parmesan popovers I photographed last week, hopefully with post the recipe sometimes soon.
Anyhow, love the sugar cinnamon cover, so delicious!


Pacheco Patty August 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I haven’t baked popovers in years, but I still have the pans! I really like the cinnamon sugar coating for a lovely breakfast treat! Your popovers came out perfectly, it’s kind of fun that they’re empty on the inside;-)


Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings August 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

These are awesome popovers! So fluffy! I’m guessing that these were a success! I have Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, so I’ll find the recipe there :) Hope to be able to try it soon!


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

These look incredible! I haven’t had popovers in years, and I love the cinnamon and sugar version.


Jamie August 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Wow I am still stunned at their beauty! And perfection! Will you please slip me the recipe in secret? I love the cinnamon sugar addition to an eggy popover. Too good!


Shulie August 24, 2012 at 3:35 am

Love the cinnamon sugar addition I always think of popovers as savory but now no more! :) I absolutely adore the technique of the popovers. I can make them over and over just for the high heat puff! :)


Baker Street August 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

Cinnamon sugar!! Mmmm… What I’d give to have a couple of those right now! :)


Cathleen August 25, 2012 at 4:45 am

You got me at cinnamon and sugar! Looks devine!


Magic of Spice August 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm

These are a favorite treat of mine…they looks fantastic Lora!


Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) August 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Cinnamon Sugar makes everything better in my opinion. I’ve never considered dressing up popovers with it but what a great idea!


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