Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Popovers

Popovers with my homemade fig jam….yum!
The pick for this weeks Baking with Julia comes from Marion Cunningham for Popovers.  It’s been a long time since I’ve made popovers so, I was really looking forward to this weeks recipe. I have a fascination with popovers. They have an almost custard like inside and taste so wonderfully delicious!  They rise so incredibly high that, just taking them out of the oven evokes excitement! Popovers are also easy to make, with simple ingredients…flour, eggs, milk, a touch of salt and some butter. Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix well. They pop because of the high amount of liquid in the batter, that creates steam and causes the popover to puff up!  And they're versatile, they can be made for breakfast or dessert. I just found a recipe on line for Blueberry-coconut cream popovers.  Don’t they sound great? I know I’ll be giving those a try! 
I made them for our second breakfast yesterday morning. Sounds strange I know but, we get up very early and eat soon afterwards.  Then, my husband and I always take a morning break together, and have one last cup of tea and coffee before we start our day.  Usually only tea and coffee!  Most of our morning breaks take place out on our deck, so that we can enjoy our humming birds and the morning sunshine. However, today we also enjoyed wonderful popovers with some fig jam!  It was a very good morning!  I made six popovers and froze four. A treat for another day!

I made mine in custard cups…as they baked….
they rose out of the cups
An odd shape…..
but totally delicious!
I froze the extras so that we could enjoy these another morning
Note to self…make popovers more often

And a word about Marion Cunningham, who just passed away at age 90.  I recently was part of a group  that blogged weekly about the women chosen by Gourmet magazine as the 50 Women Game Changers in Food.  I could not believe that Ms. Cunningham was not part of that list. She was not only very influential to me and my interest in cooking, but to a whole generation of home cooks. The "Fannie Farmer" was my go to cookbook, while I was learning to cook as a young bride.  So here’s to you Marion…Number 1 on my list! 

If you would like the recipe for the Popovers, please visit my friend Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake With Amy our lovely hosts for this week!! Thank you ladies! It can also be found in the cookbook Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan.



39 comments:

  1. I love your glass custard cups, they´re perfect! I will try variations also. Have a great day Kathy!

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  2. I've never made a pop-over or seen how they're made. This is amazing! Thanks for showing me something new!

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  3. Lovely post and photos! Thanks for sharing the blueberry coconut cream link ~ that does sound yummy.

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  4. I love how they popped out of the cups - it's like they wanted to be picked up and eaten.
    And the fig jam - yum!

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  5. Kathy, your popovers are beautiful:) I have never tried making them - but after seeing yours I need to try them. Fig jam on popovers sounds yummy:)

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  6. Popover second breafast, on your deck, enjoying humming birds and the morning sunshine: wow, this sounds precious and relaxing.
    I totally agree with you: popover are there to be made as often as possible.
    Nice pictures, beautiful popovers.

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  7. They pop so beautifully out of your custard cups! I'll have to try them that way some time. I think second breakfast is a wonderful way to end a morning, too. :)

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  8. Kathy, you certainly made picture perfect popovers! To have those with fig jam and coffe/tea for breakfast sounds like heaven to me! Wonderful photos and such a great post, I enjoyed reading it so much!

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  9. Look at how yours popped right on out of their cups! Too cute! I need to keep any eye out for custard cups for the next time I make these. Muffin tins worked fine, but I'd love to try and get mine taller! :)

    I hadn't heard about Marion Cunningham's passing. She has been so influencial in the culinary world!

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  10. Odd shape or not, I still love the height your popovers got!

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  11. I do like the idea of a second breakfast! Great idea, especially if it's eaten outside.
    Your popovers are beautiful--so are your photos. This was a fun recipe that I'll make again and again.

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  12. After looking at popovers here and at YummyChunklet's I think I may need to look for my popover pan!

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  13. Great photos, Kathy! And, no, I can't believe there's a book on baking that you don't own! LOL!

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  14. I love your tradition of taking a morning break with your husband...even better when popovers are involved! They must have been marvelous with fig jam~

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  15. Gorgeous...isn't it exciting to see all the different shapes and sizes these make...each one it's own individual little work of art! Love them with jam best of all. Beautiful tribute to Marion Cunningham...I can't believe she wasn't on that list...everyone knows her!

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  16. love the idea of two breakfasts-especially one outside on the deck with the hummingbirds! our schedule doesn't permit such luxury. the popovers look wonderful and i am sure marion would be proud. and i have just about worn out my copy of the fannie farmer baking book-a classic "go to" book for all of the basics!!!

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  17. That sounds like a delightful morning with some great looking popovers! I also really like your tribute to Marion Cunningham.

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  18. My list of Things-To-Eat-When-I-Go-To-Kathy's-House is growing: 1. Biscotti; 2. Popovers. I really blame daughter Melissa for the teeth-chipping Biscotti we made. If you recall, she was spending the week with me and helped me make them. I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth but she DID bake them too long. On my own, I know my Limoncello Biscotti would be good. As for the Popovers. Your's look perfect and delicious. Except for the hockey pucks, mine were okay but not what I was shooting for. Right now I'm just giving myself credit for getting through these recipes - my mind is a little scattered these days. Your tribute to Marion Cunninham was lovely, Kathy, and I also think she should have been included in the List. The women of that era in the culinary profession were the real pioneers and everyone who followed has built on what they did. It was a nice tribute.

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  19. I didn't know Marion Cunningham passed away-she should have been on the top 50 list, for sure. I always used her buttermilk waffle recipe from Fannie Farmer, it's such a good recipe! I met Marion Cunningham, she lived in the Bay Area where I live, sad that she passed. On a lighter note, I love your popovers, especially enjoyed the shot taken inside the oven. I am also a fan of popovers, although I can't remember the last time a baked a batch, that's what's great about the baking group- the push to try things out of your normal routine. Lovely post Kathy-hope your week is going well;-)

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  20. yours came out just like the book said it would!! they look beautiful!!

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  21. What perfect perfect popovers :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  22. I love how your pop overs rose out of the baking cups by itself! They look so fluffy inside, would love to have some.

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  23. They look fab Kathy - I bags the one with jam on at the top.

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  24. They look incredible! And fig jam sounds delicious!!!

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  25. Kathy, I love your custard cups!! (custard cup envy here). Your popovers look delicious and thanks for the link to the blueberry coconut cream popovers!

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  26. Have never that I know of had one of these. I am so curious now to eat one... You have totally peaked my curiousity... although I am not certain I would ever make them look so fantastic!

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  27. I haven't made popovers in so long I can't even remember when it was, Kathy. Probably during my stage of Saturday night card games during the 70s, lol...

    Your look lovely and I truly appreciate your morning "chat" too. Thank you for sharing it. If my husband were still alive, I'm sure we would pretty much have the same comfortable routine:)

    I had no idea you could freeze Popovers. That's a new one on me. I'm not much of a baker any more so I'm sure if I were to give them a retry they would not look as luscious as yours.

    Thank you so much for sharing and I must agree, there were a few others I would have liked to see on that list!

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  29. Your popovers rose beautifully! Looks like they were going to pop right out of those lovely cups. How nice to take the time to sit outside on the deck and enjoy the morning before the day starts. We should do that...

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  30. I am in love with popovers. Yours look wonderful!!

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  31. Marvelous treats! That's very convenient that you can freeze them for the next time you need a movie snack. Wonderful!

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  32. I love the phrase "second breakfast" and would love to eat one of these popovers for a first or second breakfast!

    It's a real surprise that she was left off the list, and I can only imagine it was an oversight.

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  33. Wow, your popovers are so puffy! Those turned out great Kathy! I totally have 2 breakfasts also (when you are up at 0500 most days, it is just too long between breakfast and lunch!).

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  34. She should've been on that list! The Fanny Farmer book is incredible. What a lady! Your popovers...oh my! Perfection. Love it w/the melted butter...mmmm:)

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  35. Jumpy popovers, I mean jumping popovers :) They are beauties!

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  36. Whoa, Nellie! did your popovers pop out of your glass custard cups. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a set of those; love the look.

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