Afternoon tea and popovers at the Jordan Pond House should be on everyone’s bucket list. The views are spectacular as it overlooks Jordan Pond and the North and South Bubble Mountains in Acadia National Park. There is outdoor seating as well as indoor seating and pets are welcome to sit with their owners outside. It’s a great way to end a day at the Park.
The popovers are cooked perfectly – crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. They are served with butter and the most amazing strawberry jam. If you are thirsty, I would recommend the fresh squeezed lemonade. It is served unsweetened with a side of simple sugar syrup.
My son loved the popovers so much he learned how to make them. He used to make them after school for his friends. They are fairly easy to make with a few helpful tips. I thought I would make some for my son for Valentine’s Day.
The popovers are baked in a hot oven and rise quickly, so one of the best tips I’ve learned is to brush melted butter in each muffin cup before adding the batter. You can use a regular muffin pan, but a popover pan is best because the cups are deeper, so they rise higher.
Another tip is to not open the oven while they are baking, because this can cause them to deflate.
Jordan Pond House Popovers Recipe (makes 8)
2 Cups Milk
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/6 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Butter and Strawberry Jam
Preheat oven to 450F. Melt 1 – 2 tablespoons of butter and brush the inside of the muffin cups. In a mixing bowl whisk eggs. Add milk (I’ve used whole, 2%, and 1%) and blend with eggs. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk together until well blended, but do not over beat. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake popovers for 14 minutes at 450F. Without opening the oven door reduce heat to 350F and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The popovers should be golden brown. Remove from pans and serve with butter and jam.
They don’t really store well, but that won’t be a problem.