I don't know about you, but the last few days have been amazing! I have been busy catching up on all of the tasty recipes i have been dying to try (more on that to come). I think I was cruising through the December issue of Real Simple when I can across this recipe for Pop Overs.
Now, I had never made anything like this before, but the name sounded so good, and it kind of reminded me of a starter we had at this super tasty restaurant here in Chicago, The Bristol. So after a quick glance at the ol pantry, I was thrilled to see that I had all of the ingredients needed to make these treats! Let the baking begin!
|See the Bucktown Apple Pie contest mug?|
Popovers (thanks Real Simple Dec 2011, pg.270)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan (i melted 4 tbs)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the cups of a 12-cup nonstick muffin tin with melted butter.
|I don't know if my muffin pan is noon stick, but this seemed to do the trick.|
|also using a silicone brush to spread the butter in the pan seemed to be a pretty good way to go.|
|Make sure all of the flour is mixed in and doesn't settling to the bottom all goo-like.|
|No joke, these things grew like this in the oven - spiral and shell-like.|
|Aren't they beautiful?!|
|One more pic to show just how tall they grew.|
Now here is the part where I admit that these actually tasted totally different than we had expected them to... Honestly, I thought they would be more bread like, and maybe taste like a croissant. But of course with that many eggs, it would taste more like eggs than it would bread - and im not saying it was bad, it was actually quite good (I ate three). Just different than I had originally imagined they would taste. That happens sometimes. Recipes turn out different than you imagine they should.
|Daniel added jam to his popover.|
|I added Daniel's left-over BBQ.|
|Oh glorious BBQ. it tasted sooooooooo goooooood!|
We hope you have been able to relax these past few days, maybe you even had a few days off! Have you tried any new recipes?