No yeast? No problem!

A word about the beauty that is the dinner roll. A pile of warm dinner rolls is just instant comfort, whether it is Tuesday supper or Christmas dinner. But they can seem daunting for home bakers, and yeasted breads take time few of us have on the regular. 

I am here to tell you that there is a dinner roll recipe that anyone, bakers and non-bakers alike, can make easily and without any special equipment or skills. And while they are quick enough that you can whip them up on a weeknight nearly last minute, they are fun and elegant enough for any fancy dinner party or holiday meal.

I'm talking about popovers. 

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Why are popovers so great? 

Anyone can make a popover. It is a simple batter, made entirely with ingredients you likely have on hand, and can be pulled together in the matter of moments. Yes, they pop higher if you use a special popover pan, but you can make them in a muffin tin and still have terrific success.

Different ways to serve popovers

I know I said that popovers make fantastic dinner rolls, but here's the thing: They're great everywhere! You can make them mini for appetizers, regular size to serve as dinner rolls, or even jumbo to stuff with other things. They work for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Leftovers make for amazing snacks. They are sturdy enough to sop sauces, but are light in texture, so unlike regular rolls, which can quickly fill you up, these sit like feathers in the stomach.

They are a kid-friendly recipe, so you can get your smalls involved, and the batter needs to rest, so you can make it early in the day or even the night before.

Favorite popover recipes to try now

Ready to change your bread game forever? Start with the basic popover recipe and then have fun with these variations!