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gruyere chive popovers

gruyere chive popover recipe
Before I started this blog, I really didn’t bake. Well, I kind of concocted recipes using boxed mixes (add a candy bar here, a dash of liquor there). But nothing from scratch or having more than three steps. I knew I wanted to learn but I didn’t really have reason or the accountability to do it. So that’s what this weekly column became: it’s my challenge and motivation. And I absolutely love it. I’ve definitely been pushed in a lot of ways (I’m looking at you, Red Velvet Maracons); but it’s gratifying when a recipe turns out just as expected. Case in point: these gruyere chive popovers. They are everything you dreamed a popover to be: lighter than air, browned on the outside, soft on the inside. I loved the savory choice of adding a cheese rather than sweetness. Summer brunch will never be the same with these added to the menu.

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3 cups whole milk
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 eggs
1 1/4 cups (lightly packed) shredded Gruyere cheese, separated
2 Tablespoons minced fresh chives
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes


Preheat oven to 400ºF.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm the milk just until bubbles form around the edges.

Sift the flour and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy, and then slowly whisk the warm milk into the eggs, whisking constantly so eggs don’t cook. Whisk in the flour mixture just until combined, then whisk in 1 cup of the cheese and the chives.

Place the popover pan in the oven for 2 minutes to heat. Remove it and add a pat of butter to each cup. Once the butter has melted, portion the batter into the cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Top with a portion of the remaining cheese.

Bake the popovers for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 300ºF, and continue baking about 10 more minutes.

Remove the popovers from the oven and serve warm.

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