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Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

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Popovers are also known as Laplanders, Bouncing Babies and Breakfast Puffs. The batter takes only a few minutes to prepare and they come out of the oven all puffed up – crisp and brown on the outside and soft inside. They are as delightful to eat as they are to look at. Serve them hot for breakfast with butter and jam.


  • butter or oil for greasing
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 fl oz (240 ml)


Generously grease 12 custard cups set on a baking sheet or a bun tin with wells inches (4 cm) deep. (The tins must be deep, as the Popovers rise up so much.) Break the eggs into a bowl and add the milk,