Perfect Popovers

Who doesn’t love bread? I love bread…but I can’t say that I’m a world class bread baker, however, the nice thing about popovers is that they are easy to make and foolproof.  These can be enjoyed with your favorite jam for breakfast or butter whipped up with strawberries, or even with some whipped cream cheese and a drizzle of honey.  Serve for breakfast with coffee, with tea in the afternoon or with your favorite soup for lunch!  This is a very versatile bread!

Makes 6-8 popovers

Ingredients (for this recipe I used organic ingredients):

  • 6 Pete and Gerry’s organic eggs
  • 6 Tbsp Horizon organic unsalted butter, melted
  • room temperature butter for greasing the molds
  • 2 cups King Arthur’s organic all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 cups Horizon organic 2% low fat milk
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. You will need a popover mold or a cupcake mold that is very deep.  Heat oven to 375º.
  2. Using a pastry brush, generously grease the popover mold with unsalted butter (room temperature).  Set it aside.
  3. Add the eggs to a medium bowl and whisk gently.  Add the milk and salt and whisk again.  Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula.  Pour the melted butter into the jar of a blender.  While the blender is running on low, slowly pour the egg mixture into the jar of the blender through the center opening in the lid.  Blend gently, just enough to mix the ingredients, being careful not to over mix (just a few seconds should be enough). Heat the greased popover mold in the heated oven for 3 minutes being careful to not burn the butter.  Remove the heated mold carefully and place on a baking sheet to catch any overflow.  Fill the cups by holding a small strainer over each cup filling with the batter so that they are almost full.  Keep the popover mold over the baking sheet while baking, again to catch any batter that may overflow.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes.  Do not open the oven door while baking.  After 40 minutes, open the door and insert a sharp knife into the center each popover, making a slit to allow steam to escape.  At this point if they are golden brown, turn the oven off but keep them in the warm oven for 7-10 more minutes, watching so they do not over cook.  If they look like they can still use some baking, continue to cook at 375 for an additional 7-10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  5. Remove them from the oven and allow them to sit for 2 minutes.  Gently run a table knife around the edge of each popover to separate and gently remove them for the cups.  Serve warm  with butter, honey or fruit jam and enjoy!

 

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