A few posts ago I told you about a batch of popovers I made. From the comments I got it seemed a few people never heard of this yummy concoction and someone else had never seen a popover pan before.
A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that used in making Yorkshire pudding. The only difference is you do not add the savory drippings from the roast. I'm going to guess that popover got it's name because the batter swells or "pops" over the top of the tin while baking. You can use a muffin tin, ramekin or a popover pan.
Here's the popover pan I got for $1 at a yard sale and it does the trick nicely.
The ingredients for popvers are simple, here's a basic recipe from Paula Deen:
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Grease tin or ramekin with melted butter. Break eggs into a bowl and beat well. Add milk, flour and salt, and beat until just blended. Fill the tins 3/4 full with the batter and bake for 30 minutes without opening oven door. Serve hot with butter, jam, syrup or honey.
I'm doing a half recipe this morning and as I am running low on milk I will be adding some coffee creamer to the batter. I'm pretty sure this will make for a slightly sweet popover.
And here are the glorious puffed beauties, it's always a surprise to see what shape they take.
Remember the contest I won over at Barb's at The French Elements? Well, I decided to try out the cleanser and I have to tell you that it is wonderful. The texture is silky, creates a nice soapy lather and has a pleasant scent.
Never mind my face, look at my hands they look HUGE. On second thought don't look at my hands!
Had to show you my favorite lip gloss from Lancome called Bengali Gaze, sort of a brick color.
And here I am bright and shiny after my little Chanel facial! I am not wearing a lot of makeup because it is freakin' hot here - 103 degrees yesterday! Just a little face powder, lip gloss, and my brand new Chanel mascara. I'm the person that never wins anything and then when it actually happens I feel like the luckiest person on the planet!
I got ready to meet a friend of mine for lunch at Benihana's which is only a 7 minute drive if the traffic is light and I don't hit any stop lights!
Once past the front doors, on either side of the waiting area is...
Maneki Neko, the welcoming or beckoning cat. His right paw is raised so supposedly that brings good luck...
...and on the other side is a samurai's suit of armor.
The first thing I ordered was an ice cold Diet Coke when I got there! Ah, so nice to be in air conditioning. My friend Christine and I always order the same thing, it's called the boat because it comes on a platter shaped like a boat. I get mine with salmon and Christine has the chicken.
I'm not going to lie, it's a HUGE lunch and we always moan and groan that we will never order it again but as you can see we still do! What you don't see is the salad and miso soup that also comes with the lunch!
Sayonara for now!