It has been a festive time for the foodies in our house. We started with a Christmas Eve goose! Cooked simply, that is, just like a turkey, it roasted quickly in the oven, and served as our centerpiece for Christmas Eve dinner.
Accompanied with roasted curry cauliflower (from the farmer’s market) and sweet potatoes (from our CSA), everyone devoured it all up. Rich, we didn’t need huge amounts to sate our hunger.
And then this morning, we made Ho Ho Hole-y Popovers….
An extraordinarily simple recipe, but one that I have resisted making — for no good reason at all — because they are super dooper easy. On my husband’s recommendation (and he is the popover expert in this house), I followed the Joy of Cooking recipe.
You start out with a few simple ingredients (we doubled the recipe) and a preheated 450 degree oven:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
While you let the ingredients get to room temperature, butter the muffin (or if you have them popover) tins.
Then beat (or stir in my case) those ingredients until smooth. Then you add in 2 beaten eggs.
Fill the buttered baking cups three-fourths full, and bake at once.
After 15 minutes, lower the heat WITHOUT PEEPING to 350 degrees and bake about 20 minutes longer.
Then you can take them out and they will look like this:
Gently release them from the baking tin and serve.
If you are a young child, you might want to turn yours upside down and put the butter in from the bottom.
If you are more interested to see what they look like inside, before you add the butter and jam, you can slice them open.
We served our popovers with some sausages from one of our favorite vendors at the market, and apple cider.
Here’s hoping that you have been having a wonderful holiday season … and that warm popovers are in your future!