Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Park Palates: Jordan Pond House Popovers

September 3, 2009, 11:34 am

With dining traditions that date back to the late 1800s, Jordan Pond House isn’t just the only dining facility in Acadia National Park, it is the best dining facility! The teahouse was originally established to cater to the growing number of sophisticated summer visitors. Today, Jordan Pond House continues these dining traditions and offers not only their famous baked popovers, but also homemade ice cream, fresh Maine seafood, and the finest poultry, meats and vegetables available.

If you only have a day to spend in Acadia, it’s often recommend to stop by Jordan Pond House to partake of their afternoon tea. Savor a popover with strawberry jam and a cup of tea as you relax against the backdrop of Acadia’s mountains, forests and waters of Jordan Pond.

If you can’t get to Jordan Pond House this year, then don’t fret! Jordan Pond House has graciously provided us with the recipe for their popovers. You can indulge in these warm delights from the comfort of your own kitchen!

from The Story of Jordan Pond, published by the Acadia Corporation

Two large eggs
One cup whole milk
One cup sifted all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Speck of baking soda

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Beat the eggs at high speed until lemon colored (two to three minutes). On slowest speed add very slowly one half cup of the milk; beat until well mixed.

Sift and measure flour, salt and soda; add slowly (with mixer going on slow speed) the dry ingredients. When mixed, stop the beater, scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, turn to medium speed and slowly add the remaining milk; beat two minutes. Turn to high speed and beat five to seven minutes. Batter should be smooth and about the thickness of heavy cream. Pour batter through a strainer, and then into well-greased muffin tins or a popover pan. 

Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven at 425 degrees for the first fifteen minutes. Without opening the oven, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake fifteen to twenty minutes longer. They are best served at once, but may be kept in the warm oven for up to five minutes.

Approximate yield: 6 large popovers

Jordan Pond popover mix, popover pans, and strawberry jam are available