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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.

Panettone Bread Pudding

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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

Serves 8 to 10 serving

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Now, run out and get that panettone so that you can make this for your special New Year Day breakfast or brunch.  Don’t start the year out counting the calories—give yourself the first day of the year permission to make this delectable dish for you and everyone else to enjoy.  Then go on your diet.  Happy, Joyous and Healthy New Year to one and all.

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound loaf panettone bread,( crusts trimmed if you wish however I don’t do that), bread cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. 8 eggs
  3. 1 ½ C. whipping cream
  4. 2 ½ C. whole milk
  5. 1 ¼ C. sugar

Directions for Bread Pudding:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly butter a 13X9X2-inch baking dish
  3. Arrange the bread cubes in the prepared dish
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk and sugar to blend.
  5. Pour the custard over the bread cubes, and press the bread cubes gently to submerge.
  6. Let stand for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing the bread cubes into the custard mixture.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  8. After 2 or more hours, remove dish from frig. and bring up to room temp.
  9. Bake until the pudding puffs and is set in the center, about 45 minutes. (Remember we are at altitude so possibly a bit longer.) Cool slightly.

Ingredients for Amaretto Sauce:

  1. ½ cup whipping cream
  2. ½ cup whole milk
  3. 3 tablespoons sugar
  4. ¼ cup amaretto or some sort of coffee liqueur
  5. 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions for the Amaretto sauce:

  1. Bring the cream, milk, and sugar to a boil in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat, STIRRING FREQUENTLY.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the amaretto and cornstarch to blend and then whisk into the cream mixture.
  3. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, STIRRING CONSTANTLY, about 2 minutes.
  4. Set aside and keep warm.
  5.  This sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate and re-warm before serving.

End result:

Spoon the bread pudding into bowls, drizzle with the warm amaretto sauce, serve, and don’t plan for any left-overs.

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.