Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Great Amazing Easy Beautiful Still-Calling-Me-To-The-Kitchen-To-Eat-Some-More Popovers

It has been so long since i posted a recipe that i know y'all thought that i had given up cooking.  But you're wrong.  And today, specifically, i made one of the best things either of us have ever put in our mouths.

Pop-overs.

I never even knew what a pop-over was until i was watching one of those shows on the food channel, in which a pile of food gurus tell you their favorite places to eat......appetizers or dessert or hamburgers or whatever.  Well, yesterday, i saw these incredible pop-overs that looked so sensationally good.  So, this evening, i pulled out my 20-something year old Betty Crocker cookbook and found one of the easiest recipes i've ever laid my eyes on.

The Ingredients:

4 eggs
2 cups of milk
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt

See, i told ya.  Easiest recipe ever.

You just mix 'em up in a big bowl - and don't mix them too much - and then you put 'em in muffin cups and bake 'em.

Amazing.

Why have i never done this before!?

Anyway, here they are.


And then you break 'em open, and they're hollow inside.



And then you fill them with something wonderful.  Or just a pat of butter.  Or just eat them by themselves.  It matters not.  They're wonderful.  Tonight, we had them with some spicy pear filling and some powdered sugar.  


But tomorrow morning, i'm going to have one with eggs and cheese.

Since i have a lot left-over, i might have another one with some kind of spaghetti sauce or something.  These things are great for everything.

These are SO good!

O.k., now that i've raved on them, let me get back to the details of the recipe.

Betty Crocker says to grease muffin cups and then fill 3/4 of the way full.

Then bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.  Reduce the temperature to 350 and bake another 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

But i'm going to suggest that you check out allrecipes.com or some other source because i had a major smoke problem when i did that - and i also had burned bottoms.  (And yes, they were still amazingly wonderful, even with burned bottoms.)

It might just be that my oven is the wrong temp or something.  Or it might have been my pan.  Or maybe today was just a smoky cooking day.  

The bottom line is that i strongly suggest you find a recipe for popovers and make them IMMEDIATELY.

Drop whatever you're doing right now, and MAKE SOME POPOVERS.

You won't regret it.

3 comments:

  1. What I really want to do is make some blueberry muffins with my fresh Michigan blueberries, but it's too hot to turn on the oven! It would heat up the house too much and it's so hard to cool down. Bummer!

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  2. Now you've got me craving popovers - haven't made 'em in ages! My Betty Crocker cookbook is the 2000 addition (lost everything in a house-fire 6 years ago; when they say don't leave children unattended with burning candles, they mean it!), though, and suggests dividing the batter into 6 popover cops, ramekins, or custard cups. I just so happen to have 6 of the pyrex custard cups!. Put these on a baking sheet, and go to town!

    My cookbook also says you can bake ahead and/or freeze 'em if you poke 'em with a knife to make sure all the steam gets out. Reheat at 350* for 5 minutes.

    Just for detail sake, my recipe lists the ingredients in 1/2 the quantities you have listed; grease cups with shortening. Fill cups about 1/2 full. Bake at 450* for 20 minutes, then reduce to 325* for popover pan or 350* for custard cups/ramekins, for about 20 more minutes until deep golden brown and immediately remove from cups. Hope this helps your burnt bottoms :-)

    Don't see why you couldn't keep the recipe in the proportions you have though if you have enough cups...

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  3. It's funny that you mention these right now. I happen to be retrying the popovers at this very moment. Only, i'm not baking the whole batch at once. I'll letcha know how it goes. =) Thanks for the info from your different edition!

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