We used morel mushrooms, a spring variety known for its nutty flavor and pitted flesh, to flavor these light and fluffy rolls.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together milk, eggs, and melted butter in a medium bowl; set aside. Whisk together flour and salt in a separate medium bowl. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture; whisk until blended. Cover; let batter stand 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put 2 teaspoons oil into each cup of two standard 6-cup popover pans or a large (each cup having a 1-cup capacity) 12-cup muffin tin. Place pans on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to oven; heat oil in pans 20 minutes.

  • Pour batter into popover cups, filling each two-thirds full. Bake (do not open oven while popovers cook) 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees; continue to bake popovers until well browned and crusty, about 20 minutes more. Invert popovers to unmold. Transfer to a bowl lined with a clean kitchen towel; cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 8 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add sherry; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Raise heat to medium-high; add cream, and bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 minute. Stir in tarragon, and season with salt and pepper.

  • To serve, place popovers on plates, and spoon mushroom sauce on top.

Cook's Notes

If you have leftovers, keep the popovers in an airtight container for up to one day.

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