Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Of popovers, makeup and lunch

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.

Here they go into the oven!

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!


  1. Hi there-well done on your beauty prizes, the lip gloss is a lovely colour and looks great on! As for your lunch it really looks delicious and yummy!

  2. Hi Bonnie! Your skin looks radiant, what a great prize. Those popovers are amazing, I love the special tin, never seen anything like it before.
    I love the Lancome Juicy Tubes colour, the name "Bangali Glaze" is enough to make me want to buy it.
    Lunch looks yummy but I've very jealous of your warm temperatures. xxx

  3. YOUARE FABULOUS BONNUS OF SAN DIEGUS!!!! Everything here, your popovers, YOU, the lunch.....so fab. I want to see you!!! Have a bright and wonderful day, Anita

  4. What a fun day! I'm going to try the popovers, had no idea that they were that simple. Popovers, pampering and a great lunch - who could ask for more? Kat

  5. Oooh Bonnie...your popovers look so delightful and delicious! I'm gonna have to try out the recipe you gave us and will let you know how it turns out. Thanks!

  6. Wow,so those are popovers!Curious tin!They look rather scrummy.....and,yes,do sound like Yorkshire Puds,although I've never had them either.
    Mmm,Japanese!Love it-and that is a boat of delights indeed!!
    I'm one who never wins anything either!But how cool you did!Chanel cleanser is pretty flash!!!

  7. Looking good! Love sushi :)

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  8. Did you save any for me? Oh my! Boy do they look good.. You just crack me up Bonnie. Never mind my face, just look at my large hands. Tee hee.. The heat! All I have to say is, ENOUGH already.. Right? Great post.. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. You look wonderful, I can't believe you have hardly any make-up on .. I wish I could go out sans makeup somedays ,, but sadly I am not as blessed as you!

    Oh and thankyou - I now know what a popover is :D Maybe I shall try them someday!

    Sal xXx