Mom made these only on special occasions when I was growing up, such as for a particularly fancy dinner. She still makes them for Christmas dinner every year.
As this was my first attempt at popovers, I didn't realize that they were...almost deceptively easy. Although there are a number of variants on the recipe, the basic formula is very similar to a quickbread - mix together milk, egg and melted butter, and then stir that into flour and leavening, taking care not to overmix:
Although my popovers looked tasty and had the proper interior structure they weren't as good as Mom's recipe - so I'll be trying again soon.