Flipping through ‘Baking with Julia’ this afternoon, i couldnt decide what to bake! Until one picture caught my eye. A popover! Honestly, i’ve never heard of, seen, or tasted a popover before. But it looked so interesting!
Especially when i looked at the ingredients. Just flour, eggs, milk, salt and butter, can make something like that? It’s too simple to be true. But well, it is!
(Recipe from Baking with Julia)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk or 2% milk, at room temperature
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Well.. instructions are just to put everything together! How simple is that? You can use a blender, food processor, stand mixer or by hand. Your choice! I used my kitchenaid :)
Pictures are just for fun. You don’t have to follow this order!
Dry ingredients flour and salt.
Melted butter! You can never have enough butter :P Okay kidding. Not in this case!
Your batter may be lumpy. If it is, simply sieve the batter! I was surprised at the batter. It was wayyyyy thinner than i expected to be. Something like a crepe batter consistency.
You can pour your batter into greased muffin tins.. cups.. anything you like! Made me 11 popovers!
I filled these pleated souffle cups. About halfway. Needs some space to pop! I was kind of nervous at this point – right before putting it into the oven.
The batter was that thin! It got me really really worried. I don’t popovers, not plopovers!
Bake at 425F for 25 mins, oven door closed. No cheating! You won’t regret this ;)
Just couple of minutes into baking, look what i saw! It was like a pregnant woman, about to pop! Hahaha. The right corner of my oven is warmer than the rest. Thats why it “premature” :P
After 25 mins, it should have popped and nicely browned. Now lower the temperature to 350F and bake for another 15 to 20 mins to dry out the insides.
Tah dah! Popovers :)
Look! It’s a chef hat :D
Love how the insides look.
My first bake from my new book is a success! It’s so simple and fast to make, you can always make some for breakfast. Drizzle some honey over, or sprinkle some icing sugar or melt some cheese over! The possibilities are endless.
I think i would bake it in a taller cup next time! Then it’ll look prettier like the one in the book. Heh. Have fun popping guys ;)