Tuesday, August 21, 2012

TWD—Baking With Julia—Popovers

TWD--Popovers 8-19-12

Today’s Tuesdays With Dorie—Baking With Julia recipe for Popovers just might be the easiest recipe in the book!  I can’t believe I’ve never made popovers.  I think I always thought they were difficult.

Take some milk, a couple eggs, salt, flour and some melted butter and blend them in a blender for a minute.  Pour the batter into some custard cups (or muffin tins) and bake.  It’s fun to turn on the oven light (but DON’T open the oven door) and watch them pop up over the cup.  Even the boys got a kick out of it.  Taylor saw me pour the batter in to each cup and wasn’t thrilled that we were having that for part of our dinner.  But he was excited to see the risen popovers!

I don’t even have much more to say because it was so simple and they tasted great!

Popovers

I have six 3/4 cup glass custard cups, as the recipe suggested, but it was supposed to be nine.  I was ready to put a little batter in some mini muffins cups, but after filling each custard cup with 1/3 of a cup, I was out of batter when only the six were filled.  I didn’t actually measure the 1/3 cup, just eyeballed it, so I’m sure that was why it was all used up.  No matter, six popovers were perfect for us.  Everybody ate one and followed suit with the suggest dripping butter and honey.

Honey and Butter Popovers

So simple.  If you’d like the recipe, our hosts this week are Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy from Bake With Amy.  They’ll have the recipes.  What would my life be like without Tuesdays With Dorie? ;)  Well, I can certainly say I have loved every minute of it and baking new recipes that I often would not have ever tried otherwise.  After finishing Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours, I was torn about sticking with the group and starting on Baking With Julia, but I’m really glad I’ve done so!

16 comments:

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

they look yummy never heard of a pop over like that, they almost look like Yorkshire pudding that my mom used to make.

Paula @ Jengibre Azul said...

Wonderful pictures, love the honey drizzle! So glad you all liked them.

spike. said...

Your popovers look great. Such a fun and easy recipe

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

So pretty, Katrina! Glad you guys enjoyed them! :)

Sweet and That's it said...

Wow! Beautifully delicious!
I did not have them with honey, but after having seen your picture... I have to!

Cindy said...

I'm glad we both stayed with the group! I learn so much from other bakers and they leave me kind comments. What's not to love.
These were delicious! I can't wait to make them for the grandkids. Monster Muffins is what I'll call them.

Kayte said...

So cute...isn't it fun seeing them all this week...like little works of art all their own selves, each one slightly different. Yours look very nice...and I cannot believe there is not a drop of chocolate drizzled on them somewhere...I am amazed. lol Speak of amazing, I actually posted on the day of the recipe in the right manner...are you there? Have you fainted? Should I call for assistance? lol

gaaarp said...

Your popovers look great, especially the one dripping with honey! I'm so glad to have found this recipe.

Mary Hirsch said...

Katrina, Understanding that a 3000' elevation difference is, perhaps, alot, I think I am letting this altitude thing become too important in my baking. Your popovers looked so delicious and so "popoverish". Because they are so easy, I am going to try again for a better look and taste and just put the altitude out of my mind. Ignore it, if you well. Someone did suggest that I cut my heat by 50 degrees. Yeah, your kids probably had fun with these funny little pastry critters.

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Beth said...

I've missed seeing your delicious blog posts! Great looking popovers :-)

Valerie said...

I've never made popovers, but these look irresistible!

I wish my summer wouldn't have been so busy, emotional and unpredictable so I could have arranged a lunch or something. Now my classes start Monday and I don't know when I'll be able to come up for air (have a break from studying). I sure hope we can meet one of these days!!

Gluten Free Biscuits said...

Baking is one of my passion. I'll always to cook and I love to see my family and other people are happy with my work. I love to try different kind's of recipes and I'm sure I include this one.

Teresa said...

These are perfect for kids to help with and to watch. Who am I kidding, though? I get excited watching them puff, too. Nice job!

Cathleen said...

I was totally excited watching them puff up! I added cheese to the top of mine which made them quite tasty. Next time I just may have to make them as instructed so I can drizzle on some honey and butter ~ looks wonderfully delicious!

Cher Rockwell said...

Perfectly poppy :-)
It is fun watching these take shape in the oven - for both the big and small kids alike