Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday's Meal: Popovers

These are so easy, and extremely yummy!  You can serve them plain, with butter, jam, cream cheese, or stuff them with almost anything you like.  I stuffed a few with some leftover Mexican rice for a simple meal.
4 eggs
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp dried herb or spice (I like sage for a savory, or cinnamon for a sweet)
Whisk eggs until light and fluffy.  Add milk and whisk until incorporated.  Add flour and salt on top of liquid and whisk gently until the flour is moist.  There will be a few lumps.  Let batter sit for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or grease with clarified butter. 
Stir batter one more time.  Pour batter into muffin cups almost to the top.  Bake for 30 minutes and DO NOT OPEN OVEN while they bake. 
Remove muffin pan and immediately pierce the top of each popover with a knife to let the steam escape.  This will keep them from being soggy.  Let them sit in the muffin pan for a minute before turning them out.