Popovers

It was my turn to host Christmas this year, and I have to say that I was excited by the fact. You probably know by now that I love cooking for people, and when it comes to having an intimate lunch or dinner with friends and family, well, then you know that you probably just made my day. I wanted this Christmas to be special. After all, it seems as though  my wife and I have been running a hundred miles an hour for the last several months, and this was a much needed break. This was a break that I wanted us to sit down, enjoy some really great meals, and just simply enjoy. We did just that, and one of the things that we took time enjoy was the popover.

One of the easiest things to possibly make, and one that is interesting to serve for any meal of the day, could possibly be the popover. If you have never had a popover, just imagine biting into a muffin looking piece of bakery, that when bitten into, yields hollow deliciousness. It might be difficult to explain, but the popover is not only fun to eat, but it is incredibly simple to make.

Popover Recipe

As noted above, I wanted to enjoy a great meal, and for my dinner, I decided to go all out and make prime rib with popovers. There is something traditional about that combination, and I have to say, I am so glad that I made these popovers. This recipe will make approximately eighteen popovers, so cut in half should you not need that many.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups of 2% milk
  • 2 tsp table salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp butter

That’s it. That is all you need to make something so amazingly good. Add everything but the flour and additional butter to a large mixing bowl, and do just that, mix until the eggs are nicely beaten. Gradually add in the flour and keep mixing until you have a nice, smooth batter.

Set the mixing bowl aside, and let the batter rest for about ten minutes.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. During this time, take the additional butter and grease your muffin tins, making sure you get the butter in and around each muffin tin. Ladle in the batter, about  1/2 or 3/4 up in each muffin tin.

Place the tins in the oven and bake approximately 30-35 minutes or until you they a golden brown. You will notice when taking them out of the oven that they rise above the tin, giving them the name they deserve, the popover.

To plate, I decided to lightly brush clarified garlic butter of the top of each one, giving them an additional kick to something that was already so delicious. Enjoy, and happy holidays!



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