Perfect Popovers Every Time

For years, I searched for a Popover (also know by Brits as Yorkshire Pudding) recipe that would produce Perfect Popovers time and time again. My family lived in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul) in Minnesota for over a decade and one of my favorite places to have a special lunch during the years I worked in downtown St. Paul was in the River Room at Dayton’s. Before the entree was served, the most perfect popovers were served to each guest. They were warm, huge, and incredible.

Perfect Popovers

The internet has many benefits, one of which allows us to search for recipes from past years. I was very excited to discover the recipe for what I consider to be the most Perfect Popovers. It is the only popover recipe I use and that I would share with others. Read on, and discover Perfect Popovers.

River Room Popovers – The Perfect Popovers


  • 5 Eggs (about 1 cup)
  • 1 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 5 tbsp. – unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat popover or deep muffin tin(s) with nonstick cooking spray (I use avocado or coconut oil spray) and preheat pans in oven for at least 15 minutes. (Covering pans with aluminum foil will keep the cooking spray from splattering.)

In a medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy using an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Add milk and butter and mix well. Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour and salt, mix until just combined. Note: Allowing the batter to rest for 15 to 30 minutes before dividing into preheated pans will make for a lighter, tender popover.

Divide batter among the preheated pan(s), filling each cup just under half full. (Fill empty cups halfway with water to allow for even baking.) Bake for 30 to 40 minutes – do NOT open oven door – until popovers are puffy and well-browned.

Remove from oven and transfer pans to a wire rack, cool 2 minutes. Popovers should pull away from the pan easily; if they stick, use a dull-bladed knife to nudge them from the pan. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from River Room Popovers –