i've been making popovers, using the bittman how to cook everything recipe. the first time, they were awesome, puffy, soft inside, delicious. and simple to make. i was delighted.
in my subsequent three failures, i haven't really done anything differently. they've been dense, flat, unpuffy.
what am i doing wrong?
(the recipe is essentially 2 eggs, 1 tbsp melted butter, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, some salt, some sugar, with no baking powder or baking soda. mix the flour in slowly, keep the batter smooth. preheat buttered pan while mixing everything, bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then 350 for 15 minutes)