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.
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.
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.
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.