Friday, December 20, 2013

Sourdough Surprises: Popovers

If there is one thing I am not good at, it's timing. I tend to give anything a few extra minutes – it's okay if I show up early, or if I have to keep dinner warm before everyone is ready. For that reason, I never baked popovers before. They tend to collapse if they are not served immediately. But with Sourdough Surprises picking them for the December challenge, I had to try.

I didn't get too creative with this challenge. I simply made the suggested recipe:

Served with chili, they were wonderful despite this being my first attempt. Crispy on the outside, soft and almost custardy on the inside. Made in a muffin tin, it actually made 8 popovers. So I did save one for breakfast the next day with my yogurt. There was definitely a difference warm and cold, but the texture remained.

For that reason, I'm not scared of popovers anymore. In fact, while I was planning on baking peanut butter biscuits for Christmas breakfast, the taste and texture got me thinking...a little sugar, a little nutmeg...warm them up and you have an eggnog popover for breakfast!

Check out our other awesome popovers: