My husband and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary at a fancy restaurant and they served popovers instead of rolls. This brought back fond memories of my grandma, who past away and her homemade popovers that she would make for Sunday dinner.
What is a Popover you say? If a pancake and a muffin had a baby it would be a delicious little eggy bundle of joy called a Popover! They are made up of flour, egg, milk and salt. Simple and yet so tasty!
When I was younger, I didn’t appreciate my grandma’s cooking like I do now. She would make homemade bread every day, punching it down again and again, waiting for it to rise and then doing it all over again. She had lots of patience and her house always smelled AMAZING!
She made real whipped cream, butter and jams amongst other time consuming treasures like rosettes, cream puffs and kolaches. And of course, traditional German dishes like ham hocks, head cheese and blood sausage. The last few dishes were not my fave…
As I think back to all of my favorite foods growing up, these are the foods that were made with love. They used simple ingredients, but they took time to make. Now we live in a society where we want things now! Seriously, I put something in the microwave and I can’t even wait until the timer is done, because those last 5 seconds seems like an eternity!
So this weekend, I decided to make a big breakfast instead of our usual cereal or oatmeal. Not because we were entertaining, no this was just for us. I put on a good playlist and cooked for about an hour and a half straight. I made popovers, pancakes, omlets and bacon. It was delicious and almost as good as my grandma would have made!
Popover Recipe (makes 6)
1 1/4 cup Flour 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cup milk 3 large Eggs
Preheat oven to 450 F. Mix together first 3 ingredients. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a mixer after each addition and scraping down the bowl. Pour into well buttered custard cups or ramekins, filling 3/4 full. Place cups on baking sheet spread apart.
Bake for 25 minutes at 450 degrees, don’t open the oven! Reduce heat to 350 degrees (no peeking) and bake another 20 minutes.
Batter will rise and pop over the top of the cups. These bake best if the cups are not over crowded and close together on the baking sheet. Serve warm and enjoy with butter or jam. I like to eat mine hot out of the oven…mmm!