Friday, January 08, 2010

pop goes . . .



Back in the olden days when I had extra dough hanging around to waste on such kitchen frippery as mini-popover pans, I bought one. To further the movement to rekindle interest in home baking (subset, small breads), I hauled it out to make the mighty, almost fallen but not quite Martha Stewart Living's current version of popovers. Which you can see below, cunningly (if slightly out of focus) photographed against a beautiful vintage towel.




Anyway, the popover pan is behaving as usual: refusing to give up popovers. I'm not sure whether it's the mini-ness of the pan (I have to rethink baking times, as popovers require a hot oven on entry, and a drop in temp about halfway through baking) that is the problem or the material the pan is made of. Or what.

Once out, however, these reheat like a charm. Better second time round, actually.

Next up: making jam with all the strawberries crowding the freezer. When I can find the time. The canning pot and jars are in the middle of the gateway to the garage, so if that isn't incentive, I don't know what is. Now, to get rid of pesky work issues (but that means getting rid of welcome income, so there's that aspect).

Onward, Betty C!!

8 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

Baking is so much harder than cooking. Don't know how you do it. Your popovers look delish.

No wonder the pans don't want to give them up.

Morris Dancers are fun! L is the better for having been subjected to them.

You don't look that different to me from the way you were when L was small enough to ride around on your back. Beautiful and striking then and now.

Stay warm!

Betty C. said...

I haven't even thought about popovers for ages! As in ...decades! I remember I used to make them as a child from my Winnie the Pooh cookbook. I think they were called "Popovers for Piglet" or something in that vein.

Blog on, 9 days down...

Megan said...

I really want one. But I will try and be patient and wait for the jam.

Kurt said...

My mom made a killer peach cobbler.

Baino said...

Toots, are these what the Brits call Yorkshire Pudding? A sort of eggy batter that fluffs up. If so, we used to eat them with golden syrup or put them as a side in roasts with lashings of gravy. I haven't eaten them since my mum passed away over a decade ago!

Mrsupole said...

I have never made them and not even sure if I am brave enough to give it a try. So kudos to you for succeeding in making them. They do look really good and I think I just gained a few pounds looking at them.

God bless.

secret agent woman said...

I'm not even sure what a popover is - sort of biscuity?

Claudine said...

I adore pop overs! Thanks for showing these, now I need to make some right away