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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mighty Mini Popovers

Sunday is a good day for Baking!

I decided I wanted to make something bread-like. Popovers caught my eye in "The Joy of Cooking" because they were simple (only 5 ingredients) and actually pretty easy. The hardest part of making popovers is not being able to peek at them in the oven, for fear of cataclysmic collapse.

These are so yummy though. Crispy and Chewy and Delicious.

Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees. Grease you muffin tin and sprinkle the cups with sugar - or parmesan cheese- or flour.

Mix together until smooth:
1 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt

Beat in, one at a time:
2 eggs (beaten)

Your batter should be thick but soupy. Pour into the muffin cups, 3/4s of the way full.

Bake for about 15 minutes, then lower the temp to 350 and cook 20 minutes longer (again-no peeking! The suspense!).

After taking out of the oven, make a small slit in the tops to help steam escape.

You should end up with a light and crusty treat! In the spirit of the local popover queen, Judy, we ate ours with yummy apple butter from Brookfield orchard. So good! A victory for simplicity!

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