What’s cooking my readers.
Today we are talking popovers. What’s a popover you ask? Well to answer that I give you my apologizes that you have had a sad life deprived of these fluffy, crunchy (flunchy?) breakfast pastries. I have made these on many an occasion, most of the time the occasion is “hey you know what sounds like a healthy breakfast…an entire tray of popovers”
The hardest part of making popovers is resisting the urge to open the oven and check on their progress. Unless you are fancy and have a window in your oven or you know a full size oven of any kind (congratulations on your successes I hope to some day join you in the lap of luxury).
look at these beauties.
1 1/4 Cup Flour
1 1/4 Cup Milk
2 tbs Melted Butter
2 tbs cold butter
1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees (really give it time to heat up it needs to be extremely hot in there)
2. Whisk your flour in a mixing bowl (you all know my feelings on whisked flour but head on over to Helpful Tips if you need further explanation). Then whisk in milk, eggs and melted butter, you will have a very liquidy batter.
3. Place muffin tin in the oven for a few minutes to heat up
4. Cut cold butter into twelve even pieces. Remove muffin tin from oven and place a piece of butter into each cup.
5. Pour the batter into each cup filling them about halfway.
6. Bake for twenty minutes. (DO NOT open the oven, if you do you will just have flat sad eggy biscuits and not delicious flunchy buttery popovers) Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for an additional ten minutes.
7. Enjoy while warm with your favorite topping!
I love them with honey butter, just mix honey with slightly softened butter at a ratio of 1:4 (that means one part honey to four parts butter for the mathematically challenged) or with apple butter (recipe coming soon for y’all!) OR if you want to get real serious about following this blog (or have just fallen down the rabbit hole that is my wit and charm) you could make the Cranberry Jam that I posted about and then put it on popovers.
As always readers, have a cocktail for me!