Dienstag, 21. August 2012

TWD: Popovers

Popovers are soemthing I never ate and saw only, uhm, maybe twice.  So I have no idea if what I made turned out right.

As I am completely clueless I followed the recipe (almost) completely. Because the recipe did sound a bit odd, I sprinkled some grated lemon zest over the dough and exchanged the melted butter for lemon infused olive oil. But I was very carefully with it, so in the end it was not enough to make a difference in taste.

The recipe is maybe the fastest and easiest I ever made. I don't have the right form for it so I used soufflé-forms.

This is a very basic recipe. To me, it was a bit boring in taste. I ate one as it was straight out of the oven. What made it special was the warm dough. The second one I ate cold and with some vanilla pudding and sour cream. Like that, it was far better.

I can imagine these more on a savory side. No idea, if that's "appropriate" for popovers (are popovers sweet? or savory? or both? - no idea...). But for me, a spice-loaded version could make a very good starter with a cold Rosé in the summer.

If you like popovers than this recipe is for sure perfect - quick, fast easy. Find out more about it on our hosts blogs: Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake With Amy. Or buy the book and go to p. 213.

PS.: Even if this is not the most overwhelming recipe I ever made I am really glad the group picked it. Doing my favourite recipes over and over again is something I can do on my own - baking with the group means trying something new!