Sunday, July 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Surprise Popovers

Sorry the pictures aren't as clear this time.  These popovers are done using the same basic popover recipe except that after you put the batter in each cup you plop in about 1/2 tablespoon or so (depending what you like) of peanut butter.  We baked a few versions in separate cups but all at the same time and heat and found that the buttered pan ones just seemed to be tastier with the peanut butter.  We also tested different peanut butters and the creamier ones are the better tasting as well.  Just be careful not to burn your mouths on these lovelies :)  Oh and beware:  less creamier peanut butter cups will take less time or you will notice some over crispness on the tops of them.

Basic recipe:
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cups of milk (whole is better)
1/2tsp salt
2 eggs                              Yields about 6 popovers at about 110-120 calories each

Mix dry and wet ingredients separately.  Add in wet to the dry beating about 2 min., not too long.  Room temp. batter makes for better popovers.  Liberally grease pan with butter or other (use muffin pans to popover pans but your bake time can vary, also use oil or butter to grease the pan with).  Bake at 450 for 20 min. (oven MUST be preheated) then without opening the oven, turn the heat down to 350 and bake another 20 min.  Serve hot!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Basic Popover revisited

My neighbor has never had popovers....  so having a simple recipe memorized I told him how to make some.    Not bad at all for a first go.  So very, very tasty as well with butter poured on them.  I was telling him about this lovely new blog of mine to experiment with my popover recipes with,  and well... curiosity! LOL!

Basic popover:
a cup of all purpose flour
a cup of milk
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
He wanted to get fancy so we even added in some ginger and a 1/2 tsp of vanilla.  Yum!  lol!
anyway, mix the dry together, the wet together, and slowly add the wet into the dry; stirring for just a couple of minutes while you preheat the oven to 450.  Pop 'em in for 20 min. then turn down to about 350 for another 20 min. and you have Popovers!  We generally grease the pan with butter of course for added taste as well as a crisper bottom and sides, and to pop out.  :D  Hope you love them.

Myosotis Popovers

This recipe is one of my Great Aunt's scribblings from a card stuck in a very old recipe book.  I know that Lake Myosotis is by Rensselaerville, NY and possibly that is where her friend lived that gave her this.

Myosotis Popovers

2 eggs
7/8 cup of milk
1 tbsp. of melted butter or shortening
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 tsp. of salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and heat greased iron cups.  Beat eggs; add butter and milk.  Blend in flour and salt.  Beat mixture 2 minutes by hand.  Bake 14-15 minutes at 450 degrees, then 5 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove cups immediately.  Eat up hot!

--I do believe this recipe was baked in her cast iron muffin pan.

Basic Popover on the Food Network

Basic Popover on the Food Network

I love Popovers!

This blog will be about my best obsession!  Popovers!  I'll have some easy ingredient lists for you as well as some great recipes to try out.  Hopefully I can get a few people addicted along the way.  Why popovers?  Well, they are wonderful warm creations to eat any time of the day!  That's why!!!   Get ready to enjoy yourself or just treat someone special as you cook up a batch for them to enjoy.