Saturday, February 9, 2008

Boredom breeds baking

I have been sick for 4 days. YUCK. And it has been this weird stupid sickness. I've been battling a migraine for 3 days. And today I had finally had it. I just couldn't sit around anymore. I was ready to pull out my hair. So I decided to bake! First on the menu, Popovers. (I don't know why but they looked easy to make so I thought I would try.)

Easy Popovers
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon butter or margine, melted and cooled
1 cup of milk
2 large eggs

You can bake popovers in a metal muffin pan, a popover pan or ovenproof glass custard cups. DO NOT open your oven while the popovers are baking or they will collapse.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425.

  2. Butter containers generously.
  3. Place flour, salt, butter, and milk (you can use a mixer, blender or food processor) and whirl until smooth.

  4. Add eggs, one at a time, processing briefly after each addition just until blended.

  5. Pour batter into buttered containers, filling each about one third to half full.

  6. Bake in a 425 oven for 10 minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to 375 and bake until tops are richly browned, 20 to 30 minutes.

  8. For drier popovers, loosen popovers from the containers, but leave them sitting at an angle in the cups. Prick the sides of each popover with a wooden pick and let stand in a turned-off oven with the door ajar.

  9. Serve warm with butter, jam or honey.

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