No-Trick Popovers

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No-Trick Popovers

Makes 4 popovers

Easy to make and yummy to eat—just right for any person’s busy day!!!

Prepare the batter the night before, keep in the frig. overnight and bake the next morning starting off in a COLD oven. WOW—that’s different!!!

 Serve in beautiful baskets lined with a pretty napkin and let the guests oooooh and aahhhh  over one of your easiest fixed recipes—to go with anything and everything. 

This is what I made this morning, day after the election.  It was so good and I had it with a bit of the crunchy peanut butter and plum jam–both of which I had made very recently.  When baking the popovers, I would strongly suggest using a Teflon muffin pan or to stick free spray your ramekins very thoroughly to get the popovers out with ease.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

1 C milk

1 Tblsp. melted butter and stick free spray

1 C. flour

4 to 6 ramekins (I use ramekins 3 ½” in diameter)

Directions:

Put ingredients in electric blender, in order listed, cover, and blend on high for about 1 minute—stopping to stir down if necessary. 

Butter and/or Pam spray the 6 ramekins or use Teflon

Pour batter into prepared ramekins set wide apart on a baking sheet, filling cups 3/4 full.

Set ramekins on a baking dish and place in COLD oven on middle rack. Turn on oven to 450 degrees and when it reaches that temp. (you have to watch that part), bake 30 minutes more. 

Towards end of baking time, but NOT BEFORE because they may fall, check popovers and if they are becoming too brown, reduce temperature to 400 degrees.  Bake until popovers are well browned and crisp.  Hopefully you have a glass inset in your oven door so you can peek without opening the door.

You should serve them immediately, but I’ve noticed that they keep just fine for a bit in a 170 degree oven. 

 When you take them out, you can brush over the tops some melted butter mixed with honey and a bit of orange zest and/or just with cinnamon. They are delicious as is and are good with scrambled eggs.  They are great smeared with orange marmalade or lemon curd for breakfast or tea.  And if you would like the popover itself to be sweeter, try adding a tad bit of sugar. You can even add currants or fennel to the recipe. Currants I add to the batter when in the ramekin and the fennel I add to the batter when I am blending it. For a more savory taste, put some herbs (such as dill, etc.) when making the batter. Then serve them with a stew or meat shank recipe.   Once again, imagination is the name of the game.  Bon Appetit.

For easy access and printing of this and past recipes, visit Margot’s blog http://blog.tempinnkeeper.com  Call Margot for personal cooking help @ 721-3551.

Margot is a self-taught enthusiastic & passionate cook. Having been an inn-keeper for 5 years at her own inn, she accumulated a lot of good recipes which she loves to share.

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About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID. margot6@mindspring.com TempInnKeeper@mindspring.com

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