Tuesday, July 20, 2010

popover sometime

i know i've been doing more cooking posts than crafty/sewing posts lately.

i'm not sure why.
my sewing bug has been lying dormant.
maybe the heat?

anyway, one of our sacred traditions in the googiehaus is Sunday morning breakfast.

we eat dinner as a family virtually every night, but there's something special and joyous about enjoying a breakfast all together as a family.

plus, i just LOVE breakfast foods.

and this past sunday, i made popovers.

oh boy.

they are tricky little things.
sometimes they fail to pop.
we've tried tons of recipes, with tons of ideas. anything from preheating your pan to greasing with butter or oil or not greasing or letting the batter rest or baking immediately...

and then good old A.B. came to the rescue.

Alton Brown is my go-to guy for cooking.

and his popover recipe is super simple and basically foolproof.

they popped.


i cooked.


we ate.


and do you see that inside? how it's hollow?


just the right size for a pat of butter and some lovely scrambled eggs.


so, sooo yummy.

and if you're ever in Cape Cod, I highly recommend the popovers at Jack's Outback, in Yarmouthport. Each one is easily bigger than a softball, and unbelievably good.

{Homemade Popovers}


1 TBS unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus 1 tsp room temperature for pan

1 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 cup whole milk, room temperature


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Grease a 6-cup popover pan with the 1 teaspoon of butter.
(I don't have a popover pan, I use an extra large muffin pan)

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. 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.

That's it. Easy peasy. Make, eat, come back and tell me how I've changed your life by sharing this.
they puff into golden brown buttery eggy puffs of goodness.
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