I'd never really heard of popovers until I read this post on Smitten Kitchen. Weeks later, browsing aisles at the thrift store, the very specific popover pan caught my eye, and for $2, why not? I'm always up for a baking challenge.
Time had passed and I forgot I had the pan, until my friend, who happens to be a pastry chef, told me she made dozens daily, of the savory and sweet variety. They are simpler to make than their grand, overflowing appearance; the base consists of 4 ingredients: flour, salt, eggs and milk. To jazz 'em up, all you need to do is add some spices to the batter. I added rosemary, filled the greased tins and added Swiss cheese on top.
Popovers are visually delicious with a crunchy top, and a flaky chewy interior. If you want to impress your friends/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/cat, try baking some popovers. I found great information here, and even Deb at SK, states you don't really need the pan. So, what's stopping you?
*photo by Tim J. Benson