Monday, November 23, 2009
Of all the many things I learned during my 12 year tenure at Good Housekeeping, perhaps the most lasting will be how the presentation of a perfect popover is guaranteed to make even the most fabulous meal -- breakfast, lunch, dinner -- even more so. Their recipe for giant popovers (The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook) cannot be improved upon. But, given the season, I tinkered with it a little to come up with this variation. In the picture you'll notice I served this with the Lemon Ginger Honey Jelly we did in the Hot Topics Canning Club post. A perfect pairing.
1 c. milk
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin, canned is fine
3 T. butter, melted
1 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
Preheat oven to 375. Generously grease eight 6-oz. custard cups or a popover pan. I've gotten best results with Pam. If using the custard cups you'll want to place them on a baking sheet for easy handling.
In a blender combine eggs, milk, pumpkin, melted butter, flour and salt. Blend until smooth. Distribute evenly among the custard cups or a popover pan. Don't fill more than 2/3 the way full.
Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. With the tip of a knife make a slit in the tops of each to release the steam, then bake 10 minutes longer. Immediately remove popovers from cups (use a knife or small spatula if they stick a bit) and serve hot.
Pass the butter!