Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Operation: Popovers!



Thanks to recently reading the book Operation: Spank Me, I am now using this expression constantly. Operation: Clean the garage! Operation: Cook dinner! Operation: Walk the dog! 


........help....me......must.....stop.......


Anyhow, for today's "Operation" my daughter and I are gearing up for Operation: Popovers. The one brief, shining, sunny moment during our vacation to Acadia was at the Jordan Pond. After a quick nature walk, we enjoyed the delicious popovers at the Jordan Pond House Restaurant. Of course, I quickly ordered a popover pan from Amazon, and today we are going to attempt to bake these delicious treats. Hopefully they won't sink like the Titanic.


I'm trying this very simple recipe from Allrecipes.com.....


Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease and flour six 6-ounce custard cups.
  2. In a medium bowl beat eggs slightly, Beat in flour, milk and salt until just smooth; being careful not to overbeat. Fill custard cups 1/2 full.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Decrease oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 20 minutes more. Immediately remove from cups and serve piping hot.



Commence.....Operation: Popovers!


ETA: Operation: Popovers was a big success! Here is our basket of goodies....

Nom, nom, nom.

Ciao!
Penny

10 comments:

KMont said...

*fist pump* Go Operation Popovers! You can do it! :D

lemonverbenalady said...

Impressive!

Amber Skyze said...

Operation Popovers - YAY! Have fun with your daughter.

Joanna Chambers aka Tumperkin said...

That looks A LOT like Yorkshire pudding.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

OMG! I just made homemade English muffins! We must be psychic twins! Oooooh, popovers! I do have an amazing recipe, but I've only made them once. My hubby loves popovers. He might move in with you.
Sounds like you've got lots of fun stuff going on!
Let us know how they turn out.

Penelope said...

The popovers were awesome, although I cooked them for a much shorter amount of time (maybe 5 minutes after I turned down the oven temp) because they were getting too dark. Yum! We had them with butter and jam. Nat was a happy camper. Now onto....Operation: Clean the kitchen. :^)

Juni said...

They look great. Being from the UK, as Joanna said, they look a lot like Yorkshire Puds (& same ingredients). Never thought to try them with jam--usually have them with roast beef & gravy!

Penelope said...

I would kill for roast beef and gravy. And maybe some mashed potatoes, too. Unfortunately, those things are not on my "heart healthy" diet...boo hoo hoo!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh those look so good! I gotta make 'em.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! They turned out great, but you can find fancier recipes, too. Have fun!