Introduction: POPOVERS a Taste Treat!
This Instructable is designed to allow the average person to make one of the all time most awesome cullinary treats... the unbiquitas Popover.
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Step 1: Get Your Ingrediants Ready
You are going to need six ingrediants, All purpose Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Eggs, Milk, and butter.
Step 2: Get Your Equipment Ready
You are going to need a couple of big bowles, one or two small bowls or cups, a measuing cup, a measuring spoon, a can of non stick spray, a wisk or electric mixer and most importantly a real Popover pan.
Step 3: Starting at the Beginning
The first thing you should do is start preheating your over to 450 degrees F. Coat your popover pan with Canola based nonstick spray and start warming it up. Now Take your dry ingrediants. The Baking Powder, the salt, and the Flower and mix them together in a big bowl. You will need to measure out the following:
2 cups of Flower
3/4 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder (NOT BAKING SODA!!!!)
Step 4: Mixing the Wet Stuff
Take 3 eggs break them and put them in a bowl. Now beat them until they are light. Now measure out 1 and 3/4 cup of milk (Vitamin D whole milk seems to work best). Measure it our and put it in another container.
Now this is important. The Milk must be at or above room temperture. I put it in the microwaver for 1.5 minutes. That seems to work, don't boil the milk just warm it up. Use any means necessary.
Next take a bunch of butter and melt that too. Again I use the microwave. It takes about 30 seconds to turn my butter into a liquid. Take it out and pour it into a tablespoon, then put it in with the eggs. do this twice. In other words use 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
Mix the milk, eggs and butter togther for 2 minutes on medium while moving the mixer around.
Step 5: Mixing the Wet and the Dry
Ok we are ready for a big step, mixing the wet and dry. SLOWLY pour the wet into the dry. I don't know why but that is what you have to do....so just do it that way. Once combined, start mixing, mix for about two minutes or until really mixed. Make sure you scrape the walls too. I have done this with both a wisk as well as an electric mixer. Both work well.
Step 6: Pour Into the Popover Pan
Take the popover pan out of the oven, see the oven mits in the picture? You will need them, it's been preheating at 450! That is hot!! Put your pan down on some trivets or something to protect your counter top. Then start pouring the mix into the pan. It should fill up 6 cups almost all the way up.
Step 7: The First 10 Minutes
The first 10 minutes are at 450 F. Set your kitchen timer, use a stopwatch, do it however you want but don't go past 10 minutes. Oh and kick everyone out of the house, now is the time when vibrations and sound can cause it to collapse. It's very sensitive at this point. Do not open the oven door under any circumstances!!!!
Step 8: The Next 35 Minutes
Now turn down the heat to 350 F and set the timer for 35 minutes or until the popovers are a nice golden brown. Again, Do NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR AND LOOK IN ON THEM. Or you will wreck them and cry, and that would be very sad indeed.
Step 9: Time to Enjoy!!!
Take them out, put them on a plate, get some butter, crack them open and enjoy!! They are amazing!!