Archive for January, 2015

January 9, 2015

Popovers!

by tina

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Happy 2015~!!

A couple of weeks ago, I dined at a restaurant with friends and they served popovers instead of bread as starters. The popovers were lightly crisp on the outside and soft, fluffy, and eggy on the inside–Reminded me of a combination of soufflé and mochi bread. They were so delicious, and quite frankly I was mind blown that it was the first time that I had ever heard of popovers!

The very next day I started researching for a good recipe and came across Chef John’s recipe on Allrecipes.com. The recipe seemed pretty easy and had many positive reviews, so I decided to try it out. After I made it the first time, I decided to experiment and make different flavors. Here is my version of the recipe with my personal tweaking.

Ingredients:

  • unsalted butter (for greasing the pan)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk (2% or non-fat would probably work too)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used a little less of this since cheese has salt)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly grated mild cheddar cheese
  • garlic, granulated and unsalted (optional)
  • parsley (optional)

(makes 9, using a cupcake/muffin pan)

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Directions:

Grease the muffin tins with butter.

Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a small mixing bowl.

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Whisk with a hand mixer until smooth. You may need to manually mix in the sides.

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Pour the batter into each of the muffin tin, filling them about 3/4 of the way up the sides.

The first row (from left to right), I sprinkled about 2 teaspoons of grated cheddar cheese over each of the batter. The middle row, I sprinkled about 3 pinches each of granulated garlic, and added about 2 teaspoons of grated cheddar cheese over each of the batter. The last row, I sprinkled about 3 pinches each of parsley, 3 pinches each of granulated garlic, and then added about 2 teaspoons of grated cheddar cheese over each of the batter.

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Place the pan in the cold oven (not preheated), and turn the heat to 450F. Bake until puffed and well-browned. For me, they took 23 minutes to bake.

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The parsley/garlic/cheese combination is my favorite. Enjoy!

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