Borough Market Cheddar Popovers

Borough Market Cheddar Popovers

Serves 8

The sharp, lingering flavor of English Borough Market Cheddar makes it an exceptional addition to popovers. Serve them with soups or roasts (they're great for sopping up gravy!), or eat them for breakfast with a little apple butter. Popovers' lusciousness diminishes as they cool, so get them to the table as quickly as possible.

  • 1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup grated Borough Market Cheddar, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
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Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease 8 cups of a 12-muffin tin with the oil, using a paper towel to make sure the bottom and sides are thoroughly coated. Place the tin in the oven to get very hot while you make the batter.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter, salt and cayenne, whisking for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in flour. Switch to a spoon and stir in 1/2 cup of the Cheddar. Stir in the chives. Spoon the mixture into the hot muffin tin, filling each cup a little more than half full. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/4 cup Cheddar. Bake for 15 minutes, then (without opening the oven door) reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and continue to bake until the popovers are puffed up and deeply browned, about 15 more minutes. (If you need to open the oven door to check the popovers, open it only an inch or two as a draft could cause them to deflate.) Run a knife around the edges of the muffin cups to release the popovers and serve hot.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:150 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 6g protein
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