Saturday, June 27, 2020

Popovers - make it a carby Saturday :-)

For some reason I have been haunting the kitchen cabinets and pantry area for ingredients to create baked goods or a casserole or well....anything.  Usually I pass time by reading in the heat of the afternoons but suddenly I am seized with a desire for sweets.

That's just great.  Not as much exercise and more high calorie foods. Here is the latest simple thing I have made with the mixer. Popovers.

They are light and airy, perfect with a dollop of good quality strawberry jam while they are warm.

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Using only 5 ingredients you couldn't ask for a simpler recipe with a big reward.  I do not have a popover pan but I improvised by using a large muffin pan.  This recipe makes 8 popovers and since my large muffin pan only accomodates 6, I found a custard cup.  Only one though so I had to toss the remaining batter.


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Popovers 
(from my KitchenAid recipe booklet)

                                                                  2 eggs
                                                              1 cup milk
                                         1 TB. butter or margarine, melted
                                                     1 cup all-purpose flour
                                                           1/4 teaspoon salt   

Place all ingredients in the mixer bowl. Attach wire whisk to mixer. Turn to speed 4 and beat for 15 seconds.  Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to speed 4 and beat another 15 seconds.

Fill 8 heavily greased and floured custard cups half full with batter. Place cups on cookie sheet.  Place cookie sheet in cold oven and heat oven to 450 F.

Bake for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 F and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer.
Remove from oven and serve immediately. 

Note: I have looked over other popover recipes which direct you to preheat the oven rather than place the batter in a cold oven.  This method of placing in a cold oven worked very well but I'm sure I will try other variations in the future.

If you'd like a larger quantity just double the recipe.  They are best hot and fresh so I'd  just make them as we want to enjoy the popovers.




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16 comments:

  1. That's retro in the best possible way! They look so good.

    be well... mae at meafood.blogspot.com

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    1. Mae, it is kinda retro! I need to stop with the baked goods or I'll need bigger pants :-)

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  2. I've never made a popover, but it looks so easy and so good. Putting it on my list to make with the grandkids!

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    1. Judee, so incredibly easy, they will enjoy making them. Best hot but I didn't mind the leftovers.

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  3. I don't think I have ever had a popover but the recipe looks very similar to a yorkshire pudding which you normally have with roast beef and gravy.They have similar conversations about whether they start with a cold oven or hot oil etc.

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    1. Marg, we also like Yorkshire pudding and they are indeed similar. So good with roast beef.

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  4. THANK YOU!!! I plan to make my strawberry jam this morning, so I'll make the popovers for afternoon tea!

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    1. BFR, that would be great cream tea. I'd smear cream cheese on the popovers next time, that and jam.

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  5. Those sound and look so good so I plan on making them next Saturday.

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    1. Vicki, I hope you like them. Best when hot.

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  6. Well, I'm not sure I should thank you since these are so tempting and I really don't need to add anything sweet or carby to my diet right now... but, how can I not give this recipe a try?! :)

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    1. Les, I have been horrible about my eating habits lately. But these were too good to not try. Guess I need to walk more.

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  7. Love your pictures! We made popovers years ago and I remember also being amazed at how easy they were to make! But for some reason we hardly ever made them after that, anyway! Maybe because there's no way to kid yourself that it's bread, and therefore kind of good for you, not just delicious!

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    1. Laurie, I had the recipe for a while and I don't know why I hadn't made them before. Staying in has me wanting to bake more. Uh oh!

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    2. I know! Lucky for me, we don't have central air, so I rarely turn the oven on in the summer!

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  8. ive had sweet popovers (aka Yorkshire pudding in the UK) bookmarked forever from one of the cookbooks on my shelves, you have reminded me. Perhaps a change for w/e brunch.

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