Today’s Foodie Friday recipe is courtesy of Suzanne Cowden who writes at Flour Arrangements. She is kindly sharing this delicious recipe with us when we asked her for “something easy”.
My daughters have been making Muffin Tin Popovers since before they could read. This simple recipe with just five ingredients (including the butter for greasing the muffin tin) comes from Pretend Soup, a pictographic cookbook created for young children by Mollie Katzen of Moosewood fame. These popovers are fun to prepare and a great way to introduce kids to cooking and baking.
The recipe doesn’t call for a popover pan, so you can prepare it without investing in any special equipment. And since most kitchens come equipped with a standard-sized muffin tin, these popovers have become a go-to recipe for us both at home and while traveling.
These light, tender popovers are quick to prepare, which is handy since young kids don’t always have the longest attention spans. After a mere five minutes of active time and 30 minutes in the oven, warm popovers taste spectacular with drizzle of honey or a dollop of jam. Here’s the very best part: they usually delight even the pickiest of eaters.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 375º F. In the microwave, melt butter in a small glass measuring cup with a pour spout. Pour a bit of butter into each well of a standard-sized 12-cup muffin tin. Brush the butter up the sides and around the top edge of each muffin cup.
- Whisk eggs, milk, and salt in a mixing bowl with a pour spout (a bowl with a pour spout is not strictly necessary, but it makes it much easier and tidier and to add batter to the muffin cups, especially for little hands). Add the flour and whisk until blended.
- Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about half full.
- Bake popovers in preheated oven for 30 minutes without opening the oven.
- Remove popovers from the oven and prick each one with a fork or skewer to let the steam escape. Serve warm with butter, honey, and jam.
ABOUT SUZANNE: Suzanne focuses on food as centerpiece for both everyday routines and special occasions. Each recipe featured on Flour Arrangements, from simple loaves of bread to fondant decorated birthday cakes, comes with a story that blends life with cooking. Suzanne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughters.
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