Saturday, April 17, 2010

Popovers


I love foods presented on King Arthur Flour website. They have so many easy-to-make yet tasty recipes. This popovers is not an exception.

Ingredients:
  • 4 large eggs, warmed in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes before cracking
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (skim, low-fat, or full-fat), lukewarm
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
Directions:

1. Put the baking rack in the oven to the lower position (I used 2nd position from the bottoem). Preheat the oven at 425F (Trial and error proved 425F works better for me than 450F).

2. Immerse eggs in hot tap water for 10 minutes. Microwave heat the milk to lukewarm.

3. Whisk the eggs, milk and salts till well mixed. (Kitchen Aid works like a charm.)

4. Add the flour to the above mix and mix well, one minute is enough.

5. Pour the melted butter to the mix and blend well. It is a very runny batter.

6. Spray a standard 12X muffin tin thoroughly with Pam.

7. Pour the batter to the muffin tin, filling up to 3/4 full.

8. Bake at 425F for 18 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 350F without opening the oven door. Bake for another 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the popovers in the oven for another 3-5 minutes. The ideal color will be dark brown, but not burned.

The texture of this popover reminds me of the Dutch baby pancakes we eat often. Smooth, buttery and eggy.



2 comments:

Jen Kim said...

oh i love popovers! nice and easy :-)

ChineseKite said...

Thanks Jen. Have you taken up cooking? I also watched Julie and Julia the other day, which made me want to learn proper French cooking so much.