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Sourdough Popovers
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Sourdough Popovers Recipe

These delectable sourdough popovers are a great way to use up sourdough discard! They are delicious when eaten fresh from the oven!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sourdough, popovers, discard, bread, sourdough starter,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 219kcal
Author Sheryl


  • 284 grams milk room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 65 grams sourdough starter fed or discard
  • 150 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted, for greasing the pan


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Generously grease your pan with butter (or oil) and place the pan in the oven as it preheats.
  • In the bowl of your KitchenAid mixer, combine the eggs and milk (room temp), sourdough starter, flour and salt. Add the minced garlic.
  • Mix just until the ingredients are combined, making sure not to over-mix.
  • With gloves on, remove the popover pan from the oven and set on a hot plate. Pour the batter into the popover pan - fill each cavity 2/3 full. The last popover might have less batter for a smaller popover - that is OK.
  • With gloves on, put the popover pan back in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 450; reduce the heat to 400 and bake an additional 5-8 minutes. Avoid opening the oven during this time.
  • Popovers should be dark brown and tall when done. If you aren't sure if they are done, give them an extra minute or two to ensure they don't fall when removed from the oven.
  • Serve fresh from the oven, with lots of butter.


  • Feel free to use a muffin pan or mini muffin pan in lieu of a popover pan. Grease and preheat the same way. When filling, you want the batter to fill to the rim. Reduce the baking time to 15 minutes at 450 degrees F, then an additional 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  • If you are using a popover pan, I highly recommend doubling the recipe - these popovers are delicious, you'll want more than a few.
  • Experiment with your favorite flavors; roasted garlic or minced garlic are wonderful - nutmeg and black pepper would be great too. Or brush them with a simple butter & sugar mixture when cooling for a dessert popover.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg