How is the Holidays preparation going on? The Christmas tree is dusted once again and decorated with those glittering glass ornaments. The holiday spirit is spreading along with the cold weather.
| Ingredients |
1 cup of All Purpose Flour
1 cup of whole milk* (I used low fat)
2 large eggs
2 tbsp of melted butter
1/2 tsp of salt
Optional (I customised) : herbs, spice of your wish
I added 2 tsp of chopped cilantro ( it is untraceable) because I mixed in blender (blame my laziness!)
Added approximately 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper.
Keep the rack in middle of oven. Preheat the oven at 450 °F. Butter
largely the popover tin or muffins tins. Once the oven is preheated , place the buttered tins in oven for 7 minutes.
I mixed the batter in blender, run the liquid first for 20 seconds: egg, melted butter, milk. Add the flour and salt and run the blender another 20 seconds. Here you go, the batter is ready.
You can mix herb (cilantro) and spice (black pepper) at this point. Run a second or 2 seconds.
In the book: Mix, AP flour, milk, eggs, butter, salt together until blended in a large bowl with a whisk ensuring there is no large lumps.
Pull the hot popover pan and close the oven door. Fill the tins 3/4 of the
batter - I filled 6 tall tins and two regular muffins tins.
Return the pan /tins in the 450 °F oven settings and bake 15 min, without opening the oven door, after 15 min. Reduce the oven at 400 °F and bake another 15 min until the top is golden brown.
Once they come out of the oven . Take a knife/fork and poke holes to escape the air. They won't collapse later or at least during the photo shoot!
Important note: Don't be tempted to open the oven door during the temperature change. The hot air is key to puff this beautifully over crowned popovers.
For a classic popover use only the 5 ingredients and omit the optional ingredients.
Enjoy with some fruit butter or keep ready some spicy stew to soak this hollow popovers.
They don't store well and do not hold the shape for long - I promise they don't last longer in your table once baked.