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popover

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒpəʊvə
 
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Definition of popover in English:

noun

North American
A very light cake made from a thin batter, which rises to form a hollow shell when baked: [as modifier]: six 8-ounce popover cups
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  • The deep silence that greeted us every morning all but mandated the house-livening presence of breakfast baking - pancakes, popovers, cranberry clafoutis, blueberry coffeecake.
  • First, the chef prepares the ground with a barrage of giant popovers - steaming Yorkshire puddings as big as elephant knuckles, and weighted on their tops with crusts of Gruyère cheese.
  • However, their small size is echoed in small baked batter puddings made elsewhere: for example the American popover, and the Austrian Pfitzkauf which is eaten as a dessert with fruit.

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