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Dec 23, 2013 06:59 PM

Making Popovers ahead...any tips?

Normally I cook these right before serving dinner, but this year I need to bring them already done to someone's house and will be making them earlier that morning.

Any tips/ideas? I can use their oven to reheat if need be, but not for the full cooking time.

Thanks in advance-

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  1. Make something else. Though popovers *can* be pricked to release steam, then held in a low oven for a little while, they suffer a great deal when reheated.

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    1. re: greygarious

      I can't make anything else. We've been having them for 30 years- my little brother just passed and my mom wants them.

      1. re: BubblyOne

        well then apologize and explain you just NEED the oven time if it's important. the uncooked batter can sit in muffin pans, the cooked puff can't. besides popovers only take, what, 15 minutes?

        sorry it's that or Yorkshire puddings all around.

        1. re: hill food

          No: 20 min on high heat, then 20 on medium, in the recipes I see and use.

          1. re: greygarious

            Yes and mine were a solid B- I was thrilled. I cooked them this morning about 5 minutes shy of being done, let them cool on a wire rack and then put into ziploc bags. Reheated for 5 minutes at 300 and they were almost as good as fresh from the oven.

    2. Shirley Corriher, whose recipe in Bakewise I swear by, says you can freeze them and reheat them. However, we've never not devoured them all right away, so I'm not sure what the result is.

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      1. re: palomalou

        Thanks so much. This is just the what I was looking for and explains how to make ahead and reheat. Bless you!

      2. or, wait (can you hear the gears in my head gnashing) don't serve them with everything else at first, as everyone is sitting down pop them into the blazing oven after all the other stuff comes out, set a timer (oven, cellphone whatever) and they'll come out when they're done about mid dinner. they're just not there at the start. makes more of a pointedy gesture for your brother in a small way (and please accept my sympathy)

        or re-imagine them as part of a cheese/port/coffee course.

        1. Thanks all. I knew Hounds would come to my rescue.