Saturday, August 22, 2009

popover perfection...

Feeling in a 'bakey' mood, I decided to test out my latest kitchen gadget: a popover pan! Normally I wouldn't have purchased such a one-trick-pony, but for $1 at the Hospice garage sale, I had to give it a try.

A popover is a quick bread with no yeast and a minimal time commitment (hence the name 'quick'). As they rise in the oven to double their original size, they develop lots of air bubbles - leaving holes. Best served warm with a dollup of butter (yum). My darling hubby arrived just in time to enjoy them hot out of the oven. Perfect when you have (1) only a few ingredients on hand, (2) only a little bit of prep time, (3) don't like to do many dishes, and (4) love bread with dinner! :Recipe:
2 eggs

1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
heat oven to 450°

grease popover pans very well

beat eggs slightly

beat in flour, milk, & salt - beat just until smooth, do not overbeat
fill popover pan 1/2 full
bake 18 minutes
reduce oven temp to 350°

bake 8 more minutes

remove from pan

you can also use 6oz custard cups or experiment with muffin pans

The recipe is from recipezaar - a great site if you haven't tried it out yet.

1 comment:

  1. These sound and look really good. Although the shape makes me think that they should be sweet. Like cinnamon rolls or something. :)