Friday, June 17, 2011

Pop Pop! (overs) Recipe

Pop, pop! Anyone else watch Community?  I've been watching it since the show premiered, and I'm pretty sure at one point I was only like 1 of 50 people watching it.  For the longest time Jason was convinced it was going to be cancelled.  Turns out he was wrong.  Pretty much everyone I know watches it now...although that may be partly due the absence left by The Office's less than stellar season.

Today's recipe is one of my all-time favorites: popovers.  It's insanely easy to make, and they look pretty spectacular.  Even better, this is a perfect recipe for someone who wants to make their own breads but is intimidated by words like "bloom" and "proof".  Don't worry, I'm still pretty much smack dab in that category too.  This recipe comes from Melissa D'Arabian from the Food Network.  It's very basic, but I've dressed it up with all sorts of things- chopped herbs, cheese, you name it.

There are a couple of things you MUST do to make the recipe turn out.  First, heat your muffin pan in the oven before you add the blended mixture.  Second, DO NOT.  I REPEAT DO NOT open your oven during the cooking process.  There are not any leavening agents in the recipe.  The dough rises simply from the steam created.  If you open the oven before they finish, they will deflate.  And no one wants a deflated popover.   Lastly, it's best if all the ingredients are warm, as this helps with the steaming process.  If your milk is cold, simply warm it in the microwave until warm to touch.  That's it.  Now whip out that blender and get to it.


  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (room temperature or warmed in the microwave)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • Melt the butter and brush into a muffin pan.  Turn the oven on to 400 degrees and stick the pan in the oven while it preheats.

  • While the oven preheats, mix eggs in a blender until they turn a pale yellow color and are frothy. 
  •  Add the warm milk and blend until combined.  Add the flour, salt, and whatever butter is left over  and blend until smooth.

  • Pour into the muffin tin and bake for 35 minutes until they have puffed up and are golden brown.  And remember, DO NOT open the oven early.  If you must look, turn on the oven light and look through the window! :)
  • Now go impress people with your awesome baking skills!

Have a lovely weekend!  I'm off to Fredericksburg, the ranch, and some much needed time on the lake!

1 comment:

Abby said...

What an easy tasty recipe! This is right up my ally!!
I watched a few episodes of Community but never got into it. Maybe when it comes out on instant netflix....haha

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