But the best way of all to enjoy a Saturday morning is to have breakfast with a dear friend. My friend Karita came over last weekend for an early breakfast and coffee-drinking date. I was so excited to have an excuse to cook something other than microwave oatmeal - my weekday morning staple. But it had been a busy week and we didn't have a lot of food in the refrigerator. Thinking about what I could whip up in a flash and with very few ingredients, I decided to make popovers.
Besides being exceedingly simple, here's what I love about popovers: They feel like an extra-special treat when you pull them out of the oven and they are all squishy and warm and flaky and steamy and yummy-smelling. They go well with butter, jam, nutella, honey, or just about anything else you can think to put on them. And they are hollow on the inside so they are perfect for filling and you don't feel guilty about eating 2 or 3 or... 4 (ok, maybe a little guilty about eating 4).
Love well and eat well,
"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24
Adapted from All Recipes
(Makes 6 Popovers)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease muffin tin or custard cups.
- In medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to whisk just until batter is smooth. Fill muffin tin or custard cups 1/2 full.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Then, reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 20 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately - the hotter the better!