Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Easy-Peasy Popovers

Yesterday morning's fishing trip was a total bust - as in I busted my reel on the third cast and had to come home.  Faced with that, I decided to spend my morning baking instead.  I pulled out a recipe I've had for years but never tried - popovers.  So easy.  So yummy.  The recipe makes 8.  We scarfed down 5 right off the bat.

So, just in time for Thanksgiving, I present...

Easy-Peasy Popovers

3T butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400F.

Melt the butter in the microwave (30-45 seconds). Lightly brush melted butter into 8 muffin cups in a 12 cup tin (you should have lots of butter left). Beat eggs until light and frothy.  Warm milk in the microwave (30 seconds to take the cold off).  Add warmed milk to eggs and beat until well-combined. Add flour, salt, and remaining melted butter.  Beat until smooth.  Heat empty, prepared muffin tin in oven for 5 minutes.  Remove with care (it's hot) and equally distribute batter into prepared muffin cups.  Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm with butter and jam.  Or try them cold with chicken salad in the middle. 

These will rise well above the edges of the muffin tin, which is pretty cool.  And they'll have a lovely empty pocket inside for the spreading of jam or the stuffing of good savory stuff.  I had a thought about filling them like cream puffs even.  OMG, so good.