Puffy Popover Pancake

Puffy Popover Pancake filled with raspberries | ZoëBakes | Zoë François

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. 

For the Popover Pancake recipe click here.

Toppings: Berries, preserves, whipped cream, maple syrup, powered sugar, nuts, yogurt, bacon, apple & pear compote or anything else you can think of.

Puffy Popover Pancake in the oven | ZoëBakes | Zoë François

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. ;(

Puffy Popover Pancake filled with raspberries | ZoëBakes | Zoë François

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.

Puffy Popover Pancake filled with raspberries | ZoëBakes | Zoë François

The pan is obviously too hot to serve it in, so I had to slide it out of the pan before I served it.

Puffy Popover Pancake filled with raspberries | ZoëBakes | Zoë François



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15 thoughts to “Puffy Popover Pancake”

  1. I’m getting ready to make one of these for breakfast tomorrow morning. Dutch baby pancakes is a favorite in this house for Sunday breakfast. We love it with just some maple syrup. Your pictures really capture the magic and deliciousness of these pancakes. : )

  2. This is called a Dutch Baby. I love making it for my toddler too on weekend mornings after sleeping in. We like it pretty plain with just a light dusting of powdered sugar, and maybe some whipped cream on the side to eat with. Do you have any tips on how to delay the inevitable deflating as much as possible? I know it is just as delicious fallen, but the thing is such a glorious sight coming out of the oven I’ve always thought it’s a shame that mine never stays very highly puffed up when it makes to the table.

  3. I have never heard of them before, but I am glad to be introduced–better late than never. The picture of the pancake in the oven looks gorgeous. While I suspect that to be your skill in photographing, may I know what lens you have used?

  4. That’s a Yorkshire pudding! My grandad used to eat leftover Yorkshire pud with jam. Down south in England this was a bit foreign.

  5. Look so Yummy. All the fruit is coming in that I grow. Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and soon pears, cherries and apples galore. Trying this in the am with blueberries. Thanks Zoe!

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