From Cook 'Em Horns

Lady Bird's Popovers


1 cup flour 

¼ tsp salt 

2 eggs, beaten 

1 cup milk 

2 tbsp shortening, melted 


  1. Sift together flour and salt. Combine eggs, milk, and shortening.

  2. Gradually add to flour mixture, beating 1 minute or until batter is smooth.

  3. Fill greased, sizzling hot popover pans ¾ full.

  4. Bake 20 minutes at 450 degrees.

  5. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 15 or 20 minutes more.


Yield: 5 or 6 popovers.  


“This is one of our favorite ‘house dishes.’ Our friends know they’re sure to have popovers for one meal during a house party.” —Lady Bird Johnson, BA ’33, BJ ’34, BL ’64, Life Member, Distinguished Alumna, Stonewall, Texas