Cheddar Chive Popovers
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes


2 tbsp (30 ml) butter, melted and divided
1 cup (250 ml) milk, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup (250 ml) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 ml) finely minced chives or green onion
1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) finely grated aged Canadian cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter into all tins of a 12 tin muffin tray; set aside.
  2. Just before oven is preheated, place milk, eggs, and remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter in a blender. Blend until frothy, about 1 minute.
  3. Add flour, chives, and salt; blend until well mixed.
  4. For popovers to reach maximum height, place empty buttered muffin pan in preheated 400°F (200°C) oven for 3 minutes just before filling.
  5. Pulse mixture in blender once or twice. Remove muffin pan from oven. Immediately pour batter into hot muffin tins, filling each one a bit more than half full. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until very puffy. Serve immediately.