Popovers

These popovers look so fantastic, and almost impossible to make. But in fact, they are very easy. Just five ingredients.popover2 The eggs do all the work of making them pop-over — like little chef’s hats. Which is what you will look like once you pull these babies out of the oven — a chef.

Each one of these popovers is made from just about one whole egg. Warm out of the oven the boys slather them with butter, and never even realize they’re eating a protein-packed snack.popoverinside
Preparing them, or should I say, for them, is something you should pay attention to.

Because the popovers are full of eggs, it’s best to remember that eggs stick to everything, once baked.

So, yes, you will need to grease your muffin wrappers, and because they popover, your muffin pan (outsides, the space between the cups), everything!

Otherwise, you’ll be left with a mess that will take you days to “soak off.”

Once your pans are all prepped. You can start preheating your oven to 450 degrees.

You don’t have to use it, but this is a great recipe for using leftover sourdough starter — you know, the kind that you pour off when you feed it. But, don’t let that fool you. The sourdough doesn’t need time to rise — it’s just here for flavoring.
To make 12 popovers with sourdough starter

2 cups milk, warmed
6 large eggs, place the eggs in a bowl of warm water to warm them up too. (While you’re preparing the pans.)
1 cup sourdough starter, fed or unfed
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
6 tablespoons of melted butter

To make 12 popovers without soudough starter
8 large eggs, warmed in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes before cracking
3 cups milk warm
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
6 tablespoons of melted butter

Then, start mixing. The batter will be slightly lumpy, and watery.
Pour the batter into your muffin tip, with the liners, until they are almost to the top. It’s best to stagger them, leaving empty spots for the muffins to Pop out.

Bake the popovers for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven heat to 375°F and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until popovers are golden brown.

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