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Gluten-Free Popover Recipe

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Gluten-Free Popover Recipe Image Teri Gruss

Gluten-Free Popovers

Photo © 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-free popovers are soft on the inside and crisp and golden on the outside. And they're so easy to make. Place all 5 ingredients in a blender and go!

The method used to prepare this recipe for gluten-free popovers starts with a hot, preheated oven and a preheated popover pan.

Note: This recipe yields four large gluten-free popovers because my popover pan has 4 1-cup popover cups. If you have a larger popover pan you will need to adjust the volume and baking time of the recipe accordingly.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 large popovers

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix - preferably without added gum (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup half & half (light cream)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • Light olive oil or your favorite vegetable oil to prepare popover pan
  • COOK's NOTE: I used Authentic Foods All-Purpose GF Classic Flour Blend to prepare this recipe. This product contains brown rice flour, potato starch and tapioca flour and has no added gum.

  • If you prefer to use a homemade gluten-free flour blend, I recommend using the following gluten-free flour / starch combination to prepare this recipe: 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 2 tablespoons potato starch, 2 tablespoons tapioca starch.

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450° F / 232° C

Liberally grease a 4-cup popover pan with vegetable oil.

Combine all purpose gluten-free flour, gluten-free sweet rice flour and salt in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.

Combine half & half (light cream), eggs and gluten-free flour mixture (in that order) in a large blender pitcher. Blend at high speed. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the pitcher and pulse briefly. The popover batter should look like very thin pancake batter.

Place popover pan in preheated oven for 3 minutes. Carefully remove pan and fill each popover cup 1/2 to 2/3 full. Place pan back in preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300° F / 149° C and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until the popovers are deep golden brown. Serve warm.

Cook's Note: I prepared a dairy free version of gluten-free popovers using canned coconut milk with poor results. Not only didn't the popovers pop as high, they did not have the characteristic hollow inside and they did not brown well.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

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