When I was thirteen I made my very first batch of popovers.
I had no fancy pan and no prior experience with baking any kind of bread what so ever! I was a baking virgin with some eggs, a Williams Sonoma recipe, and a hand-held mixer. Ah… oh, and lots of butter.
My family had just moved to Breckenridge, Colorado. It was mid November and we knew no one and had zero extended family around. It was cold and snowy. Like really really snowy.
This is when my love of cooking and baking began.
Other than getting out for hikes I was pretty much stuck in the house. So what better thing to do than get really into Thanksgiving!
And boy did I get int to it! Seriously, that year we had so much food on our table and there was only 10 of us. We had a lot of leftovers. Mounds of mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, green beans, gravy, turkey, pies, cakes, whipped cream, and butter. The one thing that was completely devoured?
I have made them every Thanksgiving and Christmas since! To this day I can still remember the sight of my moms eyes when she took her first bite (3 seconds after removing the pan from the oven, I have steel hands and she has a steel tongue!). Honestly, it was like a kid on Christmas morning times like 15!
These are so easy and such a crowd pleaser! I mean could there be a better thing to look at or eat?
Do not worry if you do not have a fancy popover pan, I know from many years experience that a good old cupcake pan works just as great! You are going to want to make a lot of these! They are also great for breakfast!
Adapted from Rachel Ray Mag
Oh popovers, you bring great memories!