pop·​over | \ ˈpäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce popover (audio) \

Definition of popover

: a hollow quick bread shaped like a muffin and made from a thin batter of eggs, milk, and flour

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Enjoy buffalo sweetbreads with bleu cheese mousse; burgers with garlic cheddar fondue; beef fat popovers; and a full New England clam bake. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Oyster Club and The Emory set to open, plus a Sycamore pop-up at Tasting Counter," 25 July 2019 Beef Wellington popovers seemed inaccurately named. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Ripple Wine Bar in Covington has great wine list, small plates," 25 June 2019 In the popover breakfast sandwich, the custardy texture of the slightly sweet pastry nestles up against the classic combination of egg and cheese (and meat, if that’s your thing). Brenna Donovan, BostonGlobe.com, "Eight things to do in Woods Hole while you’re waiting for the ferry," 2 May 2018 At the bar, customers indulge in martini service and devour popovers with butter. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Your 20-ounce prime chateaubriand is ready for its closeup," 7 June 2018 With small pairing knife, cut small slit in top of each popover. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sweet Cocoa Popovers," 2 Nov. 2015 The piece de resistance was a golden popover served warm. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Immediately remove popovers from cups, loosening with spatula if necessary. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Delicious Dessert Recipes," 12 Sep. 2016 Place 1 teaspoon butter in each cup of a 12-cup muffin tin or two 6-cup popover tins. Country Living, "Food & Drinks," 16 Sep. 2010

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of popover

US : a type of bread roll that is very light and that is made from eggs, milk, and flour

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