The Perfect Popover
One of Mark's favorite after dinner treats (or breakfast) are popovers. I have been in search of the perfect popover recipe for well over four years. Do a search for yourself. Everyone says that they have the perfect popover. And maybe for them, they do. I prefer simplicity. I shouldn't have looked any further than the recipe that came with my popover pan from Williams-Sonoma. It is truly the perfect, simple popover. And by far the best in my opinion.
Look at those! They are tall, light, fluffy, steaming things of delight! And did I mention simple? 5 ingredients and you are done. Melted butter, eggs, milk, flour, and salt. So simple. We like to pair them with our favorite jam from the Astoria Sunday Market. They are really good with jam, which is the way that Mark likes to eat them. Me? I prefer them with gravy--I mean, isn't everything better smothered in gravy?
The Perfect Popover Recipe
2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, Melted
3 Eggs, Lightly Beaten
1 Cup Milk (I use 2%)
1 Cup Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray popover cups with non-stick cooking spray. Place 1/4 tsp. melted butter in the bottom of each cup. HOLD ON TO THE REMAINING BUTTER--You will need it in a minute!
Combine beaten eggs and milk in a bowl and mix vigorously until well combined. Pour in remaining melted butter and stir some more.
In a separate bowl, place flour and salt. Stir well to incorporate. Gradually pour flour mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk together until all lumps are gone and the batter is smooth--about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared popover cups, filling each cup about half full.
Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
As a side note, try not to do a whole lot of door slamming or jumping in the kitchen while these are baking. The popovers won't rise quite as high!!
Let me know what you think!! Enjoy!!
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