Monday, August 20, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie : Popovers


Today's recipe is Popovers.. According to Wikipedia "The popover is an American version of Yorkshire pudding and similar batter puddings made in England since the 17th century,[2] though it has evolved considerably.[3]It is selected for this month to honor Marion Cunningham, who contributed this recipe to Baking With Julia and has died in July 2012.. I had never eaten or seen these crispy outside hollow inside eggy bread before trying this recipe.. That is why, I don't know whether mine ended up being a good one or not..

I like that the recipe is as easy as it gets with the ingredients one always has at home.. You mix all-purpose flour, melted butter, salt, milk and eggs in a blender (I used food processor) and pour the batter into muffin or custard cups.. Then, bake at high temperature until they are puffed, browned and crisp at the exterior, and decrease the temperature and bake a bit more to dry the interior.. And they are ready to eat as soon as they come out of the oven.. My only problem with the recipe was the baking times mentioned in the book.. Although I took them out of the oven before the mentioned baking time was finished, mine were still over baked.. If I bake these again I will decrease the baking times for both temperatures..

They do not have any particular flavour.. I enjoyed my popovers with feta and honey right after I took the above picture.. The exterior was very crispy and inside was empty with some stringy dough right under the crust.. I don't know if it was supposed to be like that or is it because mine were over baked.. The book says the inside should be custardy, mine definitely was not..

If you would like to try this very easy recipe, please visit the blogs' of this week's hosts: Vintage Kitchen Notes and Bake With Amy.. Or buy the book Baking With Julia..

Thanks for stopping by..

36 comments:

  1. I agree the baking time was to long. I love the idea of Feta and honey. I had mine with butter and jam. I liked them and can't wait to make them for the grand kids.

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  2. i had the same issue.. i couldnt figure out when they came out whether i had done them right!! but yours look crispy and hollow alright!! wasnt too crazy with the recipe!!

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    1. I agree with you.. It is not something I will ever crave for, but can be nice to serve fresh baked for breakfast..

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  3. Ours came out well, but I took them out of the oven a little early.

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    1. Next time, I will decrease the high temperature baking by 10 minutes I think.. It was way too long..

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  4. For the 2nd baking time I went with only 15 minutes and they came out perfect. You are right about the taste which makes them great to put whatever you want ontop!

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    1. Mine were way too dark at the end of first 25mins... I think I have to cut it back next time..

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  5. Feta and Honey, wow this is a great combination.
    I've never ever dreamt of putting them together, but I love Feta, I love honey = absolutely delicious.

    I've made some sweet and some cheesy (Grana cheese) adding some rosemary and spices...
    This recipe is a winner!

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    1. Flavored popovers sound delicious..

      We love our feta (as we call white cheese) in Turkey.. It is a good combo, try it one day.. Another odd combo with feta is watermelon..

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  6. I, too, had issues with the baking time. The idea of feta and honey is great, my favorite so far!

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    1. Feta and honey, or feta and jam are good combinatios :)

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  7. I had an issue with the baking times as well. Feta and honey sound like a good combination!

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  8. Feta and honey sound great together with these. Wish I had thought of it!

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  9. Honey and feta sound delicious with the popovers - very nice and intriguing idea. The picture is wonderful - it was my first time baking popovers too!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Andrea :) I like salty and sweet together, feta and jam is very good too..

      Have a great week!

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  10. I thought 50 mins sounded like a long time... glad I haven't tried making mine yet!

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  11. Feta and honey----great combo idea! Mine needed a wee bit less baking time, so I'll try that next time. They were still delish!

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    1. Mine needed a significant deduction from the baking time.. I don't know why, I have thermometer in my oven so it should be the exact temperature..

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  12. cok guzel gorunuyor. bakalim ben de yapmaya calisacagim bunu. cok uygun muffin kuplari bulamadim ama sekli nasi olur bilmem.

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    1. Cok kolay yapmasi.. Custard cup gibi biseyler bulsan da olur.. Yalniz iyi yaglaman lazim yoksa yapisiyomus.. Ben muffin kabinda yaptim, hic yapismadi..

      Kahvalti icin yap bence firindan ciktigi gibi yeniyor.. Cok ozel bir tadi yok kendisinin kahvaltiliklarla iyi gidiyor ama..

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  13. I agree the baking time was off. This would not be my favorite baked item, but nice to try something new.

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    1. Me neither.. There are so many delicious baked goods, this would not compare.. But it is a good alternative to bread for breakfast.. I enjoyed it with feta and honey..

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  14. I wish I thought of having these with Feta, I think it would have gone well with the eggy taste mine had!

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    1. Yes it does.. May be that is the reason why egginess did not bother me..

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  15. i agree with the baking time issue especially on the first part at high heat. i will reduce that next time. Yours look great, they came out with way they were supposed to.

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  16. They look like they turned out and I'd say your instinct to fill with feta and honey (salty and sweet) was right on. I did shorten the baking time a bit and increased the salt and added a little sugar the second time and they had more flavor.

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    1. The changes you did sound spot on :)

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  17. Feta and honey is one of my favorite combinations too :) Your popovers look great!

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  18. The baking times were a little odd, but these were fun to make.
    I love the feta and honey combination.

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