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Popovers | Marta in Chicago

It amazes me how many chemicals are in the foods most of us consume on a daily basis. Good friends recently brought us back some treats from Ireland. I was shocked to discover that the shortbread cookies we received only had a small handful of real, wholesome ingredients. There was not a single synthetic or chemical ingredient. Shortbread cookies from Ireland: 5 ingredients. Nabisco’s Lorna Doone shortbread cookies: 16 ingredients. Which would you choose? Why do we allow so many strange things in our food in the U.S.?

Even the simple things that many of us eat frequently, like bread, are loaded with chemical additives. If you can make your own bread, that’s wonderful. If you don’t have the time, or like me, simply can’t bake a loaf of decent bread, check out your local bakery for some healthier, chemical-free options.

Next time you are in need of a quick, easy dinner roll recipe, give these popovers a try! They take no time at all to whip together and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand already. All you’ll need is eggs, flour, milk, and salt. Much to Evan’s dismay, there is no butter…

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Grease and flour six cups of a cupcake pan, or even better, a popover pan (see picture below).

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Here is an actual popover pan, but a cupcake pan works just as well.

Crack 2 eggs and add them to a large mixing bowl. If you have a large batter bowl, this will make pouring the batter easier. Give them a quick whisk.

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Next whisk in 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until just smooth, careful not to over beat.

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Divide the batter among the six cups of your pan. If you’re using a cupcake pan, each cup with be about 3/4 full. If you’re using a popover pan, they will only be half full.

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees, then decrease the temperature to 350 degrees and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Remove the popovers from the pan immediately and serve them hot! Enjoy! I like to pair mine with a bowl of homemade soup.Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Popovers | Marta in Chicago

Popovers


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

1) Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Grease and flour six cups of a cupcake pan.

2) Crack 2 eggs and add them to a large mixing bowl. Give them a quick whisk. Next whisk in 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until just smooth, careful not to over beat.

3) Divide the batter among the six cups of your pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees, then decrease the temperature to 350 degrees and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove the popovers from the pan immediately and serve hot. Enjoy!

Bread, Side Dishes, Vegetarian