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Welcome to the fifth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. It’s Day #3 in my #BrunchWeek adventure and I’d like to share with you all the story of popovers and me. Yes, there is a story.
We (me and the Popovers) have a long standing relationship that started with one of my first jobs, cleaning rooms at a quaint little inn in Central New York…My two fellow chambermaids (you know who you are –wink–) and I would be almost done cleaning rooms, bemoaning the disgusting nature of messy-folk and whine endlessly, just tired from being hormonal teens who didn’t really want to clean rooms, but needed the money to go out that night with our friends.
After all that work we needed a break. We would go down to the laundry room to sort-of fold laundry, but mostly to just sneak popovers and ginger-ale from the restaurant’s kitchen to enjoy as we folded. Never had I had something so delicious. Even a cold popover and warm ginger-ale never tasted so good after cleaning those rooms. This was the first, but certainly not the last time of enjoying popovers both cold and warm from this very kitchen.
I happened to get married in the same inn several (many) years later, and of course popovers were on my brunch agenda again. This time they were hot but still just as delicious. The best thing to enjoy a hot popover, is the honey butter that is served with them when you eat at the restaurant, and I have to say, my kids were over the moon for these little lovelies, when I recreated the recipe, letting the butter drip, drip and asking me for another.
These bring back some fun memories for me, for sure, but to be honest, I never made them before! My mother bought me this exact (affiliate link) popover pan for Christmas so now I am a popover baker. The pan is sort of a must for these, but you can use a custard cup- but you need 6 of them for this recipe. If you don’t have custard cups or a popover pan…go get the popover pan. It is easy to clean, and small to store somewhere. Popovers are fun and honestly if I knew they were this easy, I would have been making them for years!
Easy Popovers with Honey Butter
2 large eggs
1 cup milk (I use 2%)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. sugar (I like Dixie Crystals)
2 Tbsp. melted butter
In a small sauce pan, heat the milk over medium heat until it has small bubbles around the outside of the pan but it isn’t boiling- watch carefully.
In a separate bowl, add your two eggs and using a hand mixer, beat until frothy. Once the milk is hot, slowly add it to the eggs while whisking/beating. Add the flour, salt and sugar. Add the melted butter. Whisk until combined.
Place in the refrigerator for one hour or longer.
When you are ready to cook them, heat the oven to 375*
Place your popover pan (or you can use custard cups) in the middle of the oven. Heat the pan for 5 minutes. Remove and spray with non-stick spray or mist with oil.
Whisk the batter to combine it again, and then fill each popover cup half way full.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Or remove but leave uncovered for up to 4 hours. You can reheat in a 400* oven for 5 minutes to crisp them again.
Serve with honey butter* or your favorite jam. Makes 6 popovers.
*For the Honey Butter
It is around a combo of 4:1. Four parts butter to one part honey is best, but you can add more honey if you love it and less if you don’t. You can sprinkle with a touch of cinnamon or little vanilla if you like too and that is yummo, but straight out honey and butter just works!
Ingredients: For one batch of popovers I use 4 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. honey.
Directions: Soften the butter and with a mixer, blend until smooth. Add the honey and blend until combined. Use immediately, or refrigerate until ready to use. Let it sit out a bit before using to let it soften again…sosososo good.
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