Definition of popover in US English:



North American
  • A light muffin made from a thin batter, which rises to form a hollow shell when baked.

    • ‘First, the chef prepares the ground with a barrage of giant popovers - steaming Yorkshire puddings as big as elephant knuckles, and weighted on their tops with crusts of Gruyère cheese.’
    • ‘However, their small size is echoed in small baked batter puddings made elsewhere: for example the American popover, and the Austrian Pfitzkauf which is eaten as a dessert with fruit.’
    • ‘Pour batter into every other cup if your muffin tins have less than 1 inch between cups; popovers need room for their tops to expand.’
    • ‘These knobbles look like individual Yorkshire puddings, or popovers as they would say here, that have only risen on one side, and are strapped onto the middle of two sweet pea stakes.’
    • ‘For popovers, pizza, muffins and mare, try one of the recipes or use the ideas to create your own.’
    • ‘If your Yorkshire pudding is reliable, you could mix a batter (add sugar instead of salt, use butter or olive oil instead of dripping), stir in some blueberries and bake in a high oven to make what Americans call blueberry popovers.’
    • ‘We were diving into our popovers, the size of a loaf of bread.’
    • ‘Breakfast, they discovered, consisted of partially-risen popovers, overcooked scrambled eggs, and, mercifully, mounds of fresh fruit.’
    • ‘I was known as the Dancing Busboy because I would do a little dance when delivering popovers to tables.’
    • ‘The deep silence that greeted us every morning all but mandated the house-livening presence of breakfast baking - pancakes, popovers, cranberry clafoutis, blueberry coffeecake.’
    • ‘This Newburg makes a great brunch entrée served over toasted English muffins or, more indulgently, spooned into hot popovers.’
    • ‘I liked the portobello burger I had and their signature popover - but these are not what I am going to talk about today.’