Last week, and the week before that, I got emails from my brother Carey, with pictures of puffy popover pancakes he’d made. One was stuffed with mulberries and the other with pear & apple compote. I adore that he makes stuff like this for himself and his wife. His emails reminded me that I hadn’t made one for my boys in a very long time, so I set to it. This popover pancake recipe is both easy and tasty, and one of my boys’ most favorite breakfasts. It was also one of the very first recipes I ever posted on ZoeBakes, so some of you (mom and dad) may remember it, but most of you probably haven’t gone back that far. I was struck by the tiny hands of my boys in the pictures from way back in 2007. One of them is now taller than me and the other is on his way. Time cruises on, but some recipes are tried and true and worth revisiting.
Toppings: Berries, preserves, whipped cream, maple syrup, powered sugar, nuts, yogurt, bacon, apple & pear compote or anything else you can think of.
This popover pancake was done in an 8-inch pan with half the batter. It made a perfect breakfast for my 12-year-old, but there was none left for me. ;(
My boys have always just smeared them with preserves and berries, but I think my brother has it right, and they can get even more dressed up, even served for dessert.
The pan is obviously too hot to serve it in, so I had to slide it out of the pan before I served it.