Thursday, May 14, 2009

Breakfast: Basic Popovers

So I was talking to MarjnHomer online about food and mentioned popovers. I found a great recipe and thought I'd share. This is for you, MarjnHomer. :)

I've made them before but they never were too great. Yesterday I tried this recipe from food network and they came out great {see pic above}. This is a basic recipe that can be eaten with jam, marmlade, butter, etc. But there are flavored ones. Jsut search the site.

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus 1 teaspoon room temperature for pan
4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup whole milk, room temperature

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Grease a 6-cup popover pan with the 1 teaspoon of butter.
3. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and process for 30 seconds. Divide the batter evenly between the cups of the popover pan, each should be about 1/3 to 1/2 full. 4. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes. Remove the popovers to a cooling rack and pierce each in the top with a knife to allow steam to escape. Serve warm.

My suggestions:
* Make sure you follow the directions perfectly. Make sure everything that needs to be at room temperature, is.
* You can use cupcake tins instead of muffin tins.
* Grease the tins REALLY well and maybe even flour it or else it'll stick and be really hard to take out. Your popovers will then become popunders by the time you manage to pull them out.
* If the popovers are sticking, don't do anything until they cool completely. Or else they'll be impossible to take out and the shape won't be retained. Cut around it with a knife and gently pull them out. If they're completely cool the shape will stay. They are NOT attractive at all if they sink.


C.C. said...

I don't get it
what's a popover?

Falling Up said...

Something made with flour, eggs, milk, butter and salt. it's like a pastry/dough/read. Yes, a bread, kind of. And it's filled with air.

the girl in stiletto said...

like scones?

yours truly... said...

I love these!!!!!! It makes me think of my grandmother...she would always take me to this tearoom and they always served popovers with strawberry butter!! Yum!!!!

mary evelyn said...

mmmmmm, they look delicious!

LiLu said...

@the girl in stiletto: Not like scones... Scones are more like a muffin. Popovers are like fluffy, airy bread... more like a croissant, but even more fluffy.

Oh, yeah, and effing DELICIOUS.

Lily G. said...

it's like a croissant cupcake! yum!!

Artistic Logic said...

wow croissant-like ... yum i love croissants

Falling Up said...

I guess like them, but definitely not as buttery :)