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.
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.
(from my KitchenAid recipe booklet)
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.
Sharing with Marg at the Intrepid Reader and Baker for Weekend Cooking.