My family loves bread with dinner, in fact they basically demand it. Most days I plan ahead and toss some dough in my bread maker in the morning or whip up a batch of delicious beer bread. But, I am far from perfect and some days find myself bread less at the last minute. Enter popovers.
Popovers are a magical little treat that can be prepared very quickly with shockingly few ingredients and the best part is they cost pennies. According to my calculations a little under $.05 each! We do enjoy them with dinner however, I have discovered that they taste amazing with a little bit of jam and my favorite Keurig K-cup coffee!
Let's get to the recipe...
You will need...
1 C flour
1/2 t salt
1 C milk
2 unbeaten eggs
1 t melted fat
- Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees and place your muffin pan in the oven to heat. Popovers do best when prepared in a piping hot pan. P.S. You do not need a popover pan, a simple muffin pan works just fine.
- Sift the flour into a medium sized bowl (I always sift my flour whether the bag says presifted or not, it is such a simple step that produces great results).
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and drop in the salt.
- Add the milk gradually and stir until smooth.
- Add the melted fat (I strongly recommend bacon grease) .
- Add the eggs and stir until well incorporated. The "dough" will be very runny, don't panic it is supposed to be that way.
- Fill pans 1/3 of the way full.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees- resist the temptation to peak so that the oven can maintain this temperature.
- Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for about 15 more minutes. My oven tends to run very hot so I was actually able to skip this step. You be the judge.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Your finished popovers will be misshapen and not very pretty, the insides have a weird but delicious form that you are going to love! Add a dab of jam and head to your Keurig to brew a fresh cup of joe!
Popovers have a slight eggy taste with hints of the bacon flavor from the melted fat. basically, you have eggs, bacon and toast all in one neat package! Nothing tastes better with bacon and eggs than a corner shop donut house sort of coffee. For this reason I recommend Donut House Collection Keurig K-cup coffee to pair with your Five Minute Five Ingredient Popovers.