Popovers, Red and Green Christmas Salad (with pomegranate seeds) and Sweet and Spicy Nuts! Elizabeth showed me how to make all three of these simple and excruciatingly delicious treats. You can do them all together or add one to a meal you are making. I am going to do them as three posts over the next couple of days.
First, the popovers. Elizabeth gave me this recipe a whole bunch of years ago and I have been making them every year with tenderloin for Christmas dinner. They are so easy and so great; a real crowd-pleaser. Have you ever felt the sensation of walking through a Giant Redwood forest? That’s the feeling you get when you pull these popovers out of the oven!
Here’s Elizabeth’s recipe….
6 eggs 2 c sifted all-purpose flour
2 c milk* 1 t salt
6 T melted butter
Preheat oven to 375˚F. Butter well 8 4-6 oz custard cups (I use 4 oz pyrex cups). Arrange the custard cups on a rimmed cookie sheet.
With a mixer at low-speed, beat eggs slightly; add milk and melted butter; beat until blended, then gradually beat in flour and salt. Pour batter into custard cups to within ¼ inch of top.
Bake popovers 45 min; (they will have risen quite a bit and will be golden) then remove from oven. Quickly cut slit in side of each to let out steam; then return them to the oven for 10 minutes or until their tops are firm, and crisp. Remove from oven and quickly lift popovers out of custard cups and place on a wire rack. A small metal spatula or butter knife usually aids in lifting popover out of cup.
Serve hot and immediately!
Special note: The batter can be made in advance, poured into the cups, covered and placed in the refrigerator until one hour before the desired time to bake popovers. This makes serving popovers with a meal rather seamless!
Note from Robin: If I can make these, anyone can! Enjoy! I feel so lucky that Elizabeth is sharing her recipes with all of us. Thank you Elizabeth! I’ll be back with the Red and Green Christmas Salad and fabulous Sweet and Spicy Nuts!
Hope your holiday season is going well.
Robin and Elizabeth