Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Baking with Julia - Popovers

Popover © food-baby.blogspot.com
We've had one of those weeks around here. Those weeks where things are a bit crappy and the house is a mess and nothing gets done. I managed to hurt my back last weekend (standing still I might add) and literally couldn't leave the house for the ENTIRE WEEK. Things are finally starting to improve and get back to normal which means I can get back to normal baking and blogging.

Anyway, on this week's Baking with Julia recipe!

My first thought when I read this week's pick was 'what on earth is a popover?' Some research showed it seems to be a cross between a profiterole and a Yorkshire pudding. Very interesting!

I made these yesterday afternoon and was very happy that worked and puffed up like they were supposed to. Even after reading all the suggestions though I still wasn't really sure how to serve them. Or even what meal they are supposed to be. I ate one warm from the oven and enjoyed it, if only for the novelty of never having eaten one before.

Hubby came home, had one look and promptly declared they needed custard. Guess he thought they were like profiteroles too. So being the awesome man he is, he made his own chocolate custard and had one for dessert!

Popover with Chocolate Custard © food-baby.blogspot.com
Sometime soon I'll have to work on a perfect chocolate custard recipe. Will keep you posted!

Our hosts this week are Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake with Amy. They will have the recipe up today so make sure you check it out!

25 comments:

  1. The first to comment: what an honour!
    You had a brilliant idea : they must be delicious with all that chocolate custard filling.

    I loved them, probably because they were less scary than a soufflé.
    I made them 2 times with a total of 3 batches:
    1 neutral
    2 grana cheese, rosemary, pepper and nutmeg
    3 with sugar and vanilla on top
    This recipe is a keeper!

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    1. Wow your variations sound fantastic! The chocolate custard was pretty tasty but I think I'd really enjoy a savoury version better. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. This looks wonderful Susan! I had such a hard time unmolding them, I should´ve used muffin tins. The custard sounds like a great idea, and the fact that your hubby made it even better!

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    1. Actually 3 of mine were completely stuck to the tin - I had to pull the tops off then soak the pan to remove the bases. Such a waste!

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  3. Oh, like the chocolate filling!
    I made chocolate popovers - I guess chocolate was in the air :-)

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    1. Well you can't really go wrong with chocolate :)

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  4. What a great hubby you have! I think his idea is perfect. I thought they were like a mini monster or German pancake. I think my grandkids will love the magic that happens in the oven as they bake.
    Your popover is perfect! Love it--mine looked more like aliens!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! My 3 yo didn't enjoy eating the popovers but he did love watching them bake.

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  5. Your hubby is genius to fill the popover with custard!! Your photos look great.

    Carmen

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    1. I'll tell him you think so! :)

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  6. I'm going to mention that chocolate custard story to my partner. Everyone needs a chocolate custard maker in their lives!

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  7. Looks delicious! I am sure chocolate was a great pairing!

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    1. It was! I highly recommend it.

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  8. Chocolate custard?! Brilliant!!

    Hope your back is all better soon!

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  9. that is a lovely puff! - it looks like a chef's hat.
    Chocolate custard sounds delish!

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    1. You're right, it does look like a chef's hat!

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  10. I love the chocolate custard idea. I would have never thought of that.

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  11. LOL - OMG - I love the initiative and how much custard he managed to fit into the cavity! Great job!

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    1. I know! Thanks for visiting :)

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  12. I was a bit confused about what these were as well! Maybe it's an Aussie thing!
    Love how your husband 'pimped' the popover! Brilliant!

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  13. well there must be something in the air, my back was out this week too - glad yours is better. I was happy to have an easy recipe while "babying" my back. No heavy cast iron recipes for me this week! Your popovers look great, and I can't even imagine what the chocolate custard filling tasted like - wonderful idea!

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  14. Yup, big profiteroles! I'll have to try ice cream! Hope you feeling better!

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