Sunday, March 27, 2011

Popovers! And some awards....

I've been wanting to make popovers for a very long time. Frankly, I'm not sure why it took me so long--maybe I just thought they would be hard to make. Whoa...was I wrong. These are so, so easy!

I didn't bother to take pictures of the actual making of these. First preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Then, just break 2 eggs into a mixing bowl; beat them slightly with a whisk. Add a cup of milk (I used skim--I don't think it matters what kind). Whisk again. Slowly add 1 cup of all-purpose flour and a dash of salt. Beat it just until the batter is smooth. Fill each section of a 6-section popover pan (use a muffin pan if you don't have a popover pan--and grease it up if it isn't non-stick) about 1/2 full. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Pull them out of the oven and eat them immediately. Preferably with butter and honey. They will be gone in minutes.

Some were a little misshapen. It mattered not. Gave them some character.

I served mine with tomato bisque. Pete wanted me to make another batch immediately for leftovers, but I think they taste best eaten right away, so I'll just whip up some more when we are ready.

Before I wrap this up, I want to thank Angela from The Foodie Road Show (great food--give it a click) for giving me this:

How cool is that? I've never received a blogger award! Apparently, accepting this comes with some conditions. In order to accept I must:

1. Thank the person who presented the award, and link to their blog in this post--thanks, again, Angela!
2. Copy and paste the award image (see above).
3. Share seven things about yourself (below);
4. Pass on the award to fifteen other fabulous blogs, and let them know that they have received the award (below).

Seven random things about me:

1. I was born in Wisconsin and am proud to be a Cheesehead.
2. My first "real" job was teaching people how to use electronic typewriters and word processors. This was before the Internet. Let's not talk about how long ago that was.
3. My major in college was French. It would require a full bottle of wine for me to speak French today, however.
4. I am a Harry Potter geek.
5. I am so uncoordinated that I got a "D" in gym class in high school. Seriously, the uneven parallel bars? Do they still make kids use that?
6. I've lived in 6 states, including California and Florida. Minnesota is my favorite, despite this long, nasty winter.
7. I am addicted to Diet Coke.

Enough about me. Here is a shout out to some of my favorite blogs:

1. To Danielle from Cooking for my Peace of Mind ---Great bread recipes. Plus there isn't a chicken she doesn't know how to cook!  Danielle inspired me to create my blog.
2. The best Italian food you could ever imagine: My Italian Grandmother Michele is one of my BakeSpace Beeps!
3. Need something Gluten-Free? Try Retired with No Regrets Lee makes her own gluten-free goodies and is on the way to writing her own cookbook.
4. Chris from Hye Thyme Cafe makes wonderful Armenian food along with everything else.
5. Spryte's Place is well known for all sorts of goodies. Look up her Rollo Cookies and her Faux White Castles--to die for!
6. Karen has the most beautiful gardens and stained glass. You can see for yourself on her blog Quarry Garden Stained Glass.
7. Moni is a baker and cake decorator extraordinaire. Check out Alaskan Dermish in the Kitchen.
8. Dajana lives in Italy. She makes fabulous treats and shares them on her blog: Baker's Corner....Somewhere in my Kitchen.
9. Sheryle makes homemade goodness...and lot's of cookies(!) on her blog Cookiebaker's Corner.
10. I'm going to put it out there...even though he's a "brother", his blog belongs in the "sisterhood", Shane has been a huge influence on me with his culinary knowledge. Find him at Culinary Alchemy . Do it.
11. Susie is a fellow Bake-Off contestant. She cooks and shares on her blog Hick Chick --love the name!
12. I met Emily at The Best of the Midwest cook-off--she's kind of hot stuff, what with being on the Ultimate Recipe Showdown two times! Her blog Sugar Plum is amazing. Incredible food and incredible pictures.
13. My friend DeeDee doesn't post often enough--her cake decorating skills are unmatched. Find her at DDPie's Slice.
14. Kristen is a SAHM who not only makes awesome food, but tells a good story every Saturday on her blog Frugal Antics of a Harried Housewife.
15. And let's not forget my friend, fellow Minnesotan and fellow Bake-Off contestant, Laura, who shares recipes and design on her blog Ohmydoodle.

Seriously--What a great bunch!


  1. Wow they look great!!
    Congratulations on your award!

  2. Thanks, Cathy.
    Your popovers look great. I'm imagining they taste exactly as one of my favourite childhood recipes, the only difference is in the way it is baked, the whole mixture is poured into a large baking pan and once it's done it's cut into squares. I love it with some fresh cheese and sour cream.

  3. I haven't ever made popovers, either. I make the huge German pancake, which, I guess is the same idea. I bet my family would really enjoy popovers, so I should give them a try.

    Thanks, for including me in the award. I appreciate your kind words.

  4. Awww....Thank you!! :) I'm so glad you finally got around to starting this blog cuz it sure is fantastic! Thanks for the award :D
    Your popovers look amazing! They are easy....hardly any ingredients. They're very similar to yorkshire pudding which is a favorite of my families.

  5. thanks Cathy for thinking of me. i remembered i did a post on popovers a while back. i tried cook's illustrated method-as always way more work than it needed to be. think i'll try your simple version...looks perfect!

  6. I'm not a "huge" fan of popovers, but these look beautiful. I keep meaning to try some sort of herb version. Definitely something my sister would love!

    Thank you so much for including me in the Sisterhood award!! :)

  7. I'm not hot stuff!! Haha. Thank you for the award! This is a fun one. I'm going to check out some of the other blogs you mentioned.

    That's awesome that you majored in French! Have you ever been to France? I've never read Harry Potter, but I've been told I need to.

    I love your blog! I have it bookmarked. I've never made popovers before... I guess because I thought they were hard. I also thought they had a lot of butter, but I guess they don't. I'm going to make some soon!

  8. I loooooove Minnesota! Also Wisconsin--we visit friends in Shorewood every Thanksgiving. I, too, am a Potter geek. And those popovers looks incredible. Haven't tried to make them, and now I will.

  9. Thanks so much for the link love Cathy! I really appreciate it! Your popovers look great!

  10. You guys are all awesome! And yes, you are hot stuff, Emily. :P Btw, I spent a semester in France when I was in college. Awesome way to learn spending a semester with a group of English speaking students. LOL I think that Angela will agree that everyone needs to read Harry Potter..or at least see the movies...

  11. I like popovers too! Yours look better than mine.

    Thanks for the Award! I am a bit of a 'newbie' at this and following in your footsteps

  12. Cathy, the popovers look fantastic, I've got to try them. Thanks so much for the award, how nice of you.......I've been running around in circles and just got caught up with my blog reading. Gym class was no better for me, either. Loved reading your seven things.

  13. What perfect looking popovers! Just found many wonderful recipes on your blog.

  14. I love your blog. Every recipe is one, I want to make. I have been yearning for popovers recently. I have never yearned for popovers before. I think your recipe was sent to me to fulfill my wishes. Thanks.

  15. Thanks so much for the love!!! I'm such a lame! I just saw this! I love love love popovers... but I almost never make them. Those look great!