TWD: Popovers

I have made these before and loved them. The only thing I will say about these is that you absolutely cannot put them in a bowl and cover to keep them warm. They get super chewy and tough…totally losing their appeal. This time I didn’t make that mistake but I did accidentally add an extra cup of milk. Whoops. The first batch didn’t rise quite the way I had hoped because of that and only then did I realize what I had done. With the second batch, I simply added a little more batter to the cups and it all worked out okay.
We ate ours with blackraspberry preserves and butter. Yum.

Here’s the recipe if interested. SO EASY!

from BakingWith Julia, by Dorie Greenspan
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole or 2% milk, at room tº
½ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, at room tº
2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
Melted butter, for greasing popover cups
Position a rack on the lowest rung of the oven and preheat the oven to 425ºF.
Butter or spray nine ¾ cup glass custard cups or ten ½ cup muffin cups. If you´re using custard cups, place them on a jelly-roll pan, leaving space between each cup. If you´re using muffin pans, you´ll need to use two 12-hole muffin tins because, to give the popovers ample air circulation, you won´t be filling all of the holes.
Pour al the ingredients into the container of a blender and whirl until smooth. (This can be done in a food processor or in a bowl using a hand-held mixer). Strain the batter if it is at all lumpy.
Baking the popovers: For the custard cups, pour 1/3 of batter into each cup, dividing any extra batter among the cups. For the muffin cups, use ¼ cup of batter for each cup, filling alternate cups in each tin so that every popover has puffing space.
Bake, without opening door, for 25 minutes, until the popovers are puffed, nicely browned, and crisp on the exterior. Turn the tº down to 350ºF and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, to help dry out the interior, which, no matter what you do, will always be a little doughy in the center. (Some people love this part, other pull it out).
Serve immediately.

Storing: Popovers are at their puffiest right out of the oven. You can hold them at room tº for a few minutes, or wrap them airtight, freeze them for up to a month, and reheat them in a 350º F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, and they´ll taste good, but never as good as just baked.

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