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A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter and traditionally baked in a popover pan, which has deep cups. Popovers may be served plain, or they may be split and filled with various sweet or savory fillings.
The popover has been around for centuries. Early recipes for something similar can be found in English cookbooks dating back to the early 1800s. These recipes were for a light, airy pancake-like bread that was cooked in a special popover pan.
The popover pan is thought to have been invented in the 1830s by American inventor Charles Ranhofer. Ranhofer was the head chef at Delmonico’s, one of New York City’s most popular restaurants at the time. He created the popover pan to cook a light, airy bread that would be served with chicken à la reine, a popular dish at the restaurant.
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