Popover facts for kids
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||batter (eggs, flour)|
The name "popover" comes from the fact that the batter swells or "pops" over the top of the tin while baking. Popovers are also known as Laplanders.
The oldest known reference to popovers dates to 1850. The first cookbook to print a recipe for popovers was in 1876.
A variant of popovers with garlic and herbs is called Portland (Oregon) popover pudding. Other American popover variations include replacing some of the flour with pumpkin puree and adding spices such as allspice or nutmeg. Most American popovers today, however, are not flavored with meat or herbs. Instead, they have a buttery taste.
Ogden Nash inverts the historical order of events.
Let's call Yorkshire pudding
A fortunate blunder:
It's a sort of popover
That turned and popped under.
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