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Old Fashioned Popovers

A couple of weeks ago while thumbing through one of my very old recipe books, I kept looking at the recipe for Old Fashioned Popovers. I love baking something up for my husband and son on the weekends, like my Monkey Bread with Butterscotch pudding, or my Banana Mango Coconut Bread.

I had never made popovers and I didn’t have a popover pan (didn’t even know what a popover pan was) and was wondering if I REALLY needed one.  With a little research, some people think you absolutely need a popover pan, while others think you can get away with using a muffin tin.

Old Fashioned Popovers

 

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Knowing my ability to easily mess something up in the kitchen, I figured I’d better set myself up for success and purchase my own Popover Pan. After looking in 3 different stores, and coming up empty handed, I finally ordered one off Amazon. If I were to order it again, I’d get the mini.

The recipe is very simple in ingredients. They don’t even have any sugar. I was wondering how they could possibly be any good and decided to whip up a batch of Orange Zest Butter to go with them. (recipe will be coming tomorrow).

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My first attempt was a flop. They looked more like muffins……but they were good! Instead of being kind of hollow, light and airy, they were dense……which actually was delicious. I didn’t give up so easy and tried another batch.  This time I didn’t peek or open the oven.  That was my mistake the first time. I just couldn’t help it, I just had to open the oven door a couple of times and I guess they really do mean it when they say “no opening the oven door!”.

My second batch were beautiful! Rising and puffing over the top. Light and airy with a slightly crusted outside with a hollow sound if tapped lightly.

I am the POPOVER QUEEN!

Hot out of the oven smeared with Orange Zest butter…….Mmmmmmm.

Old Fashioned Popovers

Old Fashioned Popovers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 450°
  2. Grease popover pan generously with shortening or butter.
  3. Place popover pan in the oven and remove when you're ready to place the batter in.
  4. Beat all ingredients together. I actually used my blender, but a hand mixer or kitchen aid mixer would be great.
  5. Take out your pan.
  6. Pour batter into your pan, filling each tin 1/2 full.
  7. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes, then without peeking, reduce the heat to 350° and continue baking another 15 minutes.
  8. Popovers will be billowing over the top and looking golden brown.
  9. Serve with any topping you'd like, but I loved my Orange Zest Butter.
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These were super fast to make and would make a great breakfast item anytime, but really nice for a weekend.

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Kim

Kim

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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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