Monday, March 10, 2014

Perfect Popovers

You can call me a bread lover-crazy for carbs.  I love to be healthy but I also can't give up the bread.  Everything in moderation right!??  Occasionally I will indulge in an all carb breakfast and my kids, forget about it, they can't get enough carbs in the morning.  To give the pancakes and waffles a break I have the perfect popover recipe that one of my former teacher friends gave me long ago with a popover pan.  These popovers contain no yeast or active rising ingredient but they turn out to be wonderful bites of fluffy air and when you coat them with cinnamon and sugar they make the most delicious morning treat.     

Perfect Popovers
3 Eggs
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 Cups milk
1 1/2 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Cup saugar and 1Tablespoon cinnamon for topping
Vegetable oil for coating popover pan
Popover pan, muffin tin, or individual ramekins for baking

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Blend the eggs and milk together in a blender until combined. Add flour, melted butter, and vanilla until smooth and bubbly, about one minute. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
2. While the batter is resting, it’s time to heat up the muffin pan. Pour 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil into each popover cup. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and make sure there’s not a rack directly above—remember your popovers are going to rise and you don’t want another oven rack to squish them. After the batter has rested 20 minutes, place pan in oven to heat the oil. You want the pan to have a good 10 minutes in the oven to heat.
3. After batter has rested, remove pan from the oven and, working quickly, divide batter among the cups. Return to oven and bake for 10 minutes (don’t open the oven door). Then lower heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake until popovers are golden brown, about 15 minutes more. After removing from the oven, gently flip them out onto a wire rack. I used a butter knife here–sometimes they take a little shimmying.
4. If you choose to make cinnamon sugar popovers mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Thoroughly brush each popover all over with the 1/4 cup of melted butter, then dredge each puff generously in the sugar mixture. Enjoy warm.

Give this recipe a try-you won't be disappointed!
What are some of your favorite go-to breakfasts???

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