A baking pan or baking utensil as it may also be referred, specifically designed to hold popover batter so the popover, as it bakes, can rise up into a large, airy pastry-like shape. Larger than traditional muffin tins, the popover pan will typically be made with individual cups joined by wire racks that are constructed to hold the batter and keep the baked contents away from touching the adjacent popovers as they enlarge when baked. The cup expands outward from the base as it moves up to the top of each cup where a lip is formed. The lip separates the base and the head of the baked popover so the base is uniform in shape and the head is allowed to bake into an irregular, puffy shaped popover, as the baked batter "pops" up and over the cup.
Popover pans generally are available in several sizes, both giant and small. The number of cups included in each pan may be 4 or 6. Smaller pans may hold as many as 8 or 10 cups for individual popovers.
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