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Passover Popovers

Popovers have an important role at the Passover table as a substitute for bread. When puffed and golden brown, they’re ready to share. —Gloria Mezikofsky, Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup matzo cake meal
  • 7 large eggs, room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 450°. Generously grease 12 muffin cups. In a large saucepan, bring water, oil and salt to a rolling boil. Add cake meal all at once and beat until blended. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender. Add 2 eggs; process, covered, until blended. Continue adding 1 egg at a time and processing until incorporated. Process until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes longer.
  • Fill prepared muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until puffed, very firm and golden brown, 18-22 minutes. Turn off oven (do not open oven door); leave popovers in oven 10 minutes. Immediately remove popovers from pan to a wire rack. Serve hot.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Manischewitz cake meal. Look for it in the baking aisle or kosher foods section.
Nutrition Facts
1 popover: 174 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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