Tuesdays with Dorie: Popovers
August 21, 2012 § 13 Comments
What I like about Sunday mornings is the breakfast. Not always out of the ordinary (waffles or pancakes are the usual fare), but the tempo is the real treat. Slow like the song on the radio and mellow as we take our time in the kitchen. I’m not fighting against the clock to get to work. All is well. Once in a while, I like to whip up a non-griddle type of food, so the popovers for this week’s TWD group became a new morning tradition. The best part of all is the ease of preparation: throw everything into a blender and whirl, as Dorie says.
I don’t have a special popover pan and some of the flour crept into the bottom of my blender and hid, but despite all that, the end result was (while not as pretty as a cookbook picture) simply divine. We ate two each with softened butter and honey and an impromptu salad of blueberries and raspberries tossed with a little sugar. Our new NY Times subscription came that day, which I had really been looking forward to (Book Review! Hurray!). Fingers sticky from the honey and well fed, I devoured every page.
It occurs to me that there are a lot of recipes in this book, and I probably would never have bothered to learn how to make half of them if it weren’t for this group. I’m only two recipes in, but so far, they have both not only worked and tasted good, but also came together with minimal kitchen disasters. You really can’t ask for much more than that on a quiet morning off. No one wants to witness any tears or swearing, after all…
Here are the links to this week’s hosts. The recipe can be found there or in Baking with Julia.