Since our recent trip to London has inspired our menu for Christmas dinner, I decided to make Christmas Popovers, this is my version of Yorkshire Pudding. Mine are made with butter and a bit of Vegetable Cooking spray to keep it Vegetarian. I don't use the typical drippings from the Beef or a bit of lard.
My wife is making a traditional English Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables. I'll make a Tofurky Roast for the Vegetarians.
If you don't have a traditional Popover Pan.... well you need to get one!
Not really, you can actually bake these in a regular muffin pan....
However, I would recommend that you eventually get one if you really like these.
Herbed Christmas Popovers
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
These need to be baked in a hot oven and ..... no peeking!
2 C flour
1/4 C chopped fresh Rosemary
1 TBS salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 C whole milk
5 TBS butter, melted and will be divided
Melt the butter and set it aside
Sift the flour and whisk in the rosemary, salt, pepper and nutmeg
In a large bowle, whisk the eggs and milk together.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients followed
by the addition of 3 TBS of melted butter. Do not over mix at this stage.
Brush the cups of a 12 C popover pan with the remaining melted butter and
add some cooking spray too.
At this stage you can pop the pan in the oven just to heat up the butter. Not long!
Fill the cups 3/4 full
Bake in a hot preheated oven at 425 degrees
Try not to peek
Serve right from the oven, so bake these 30 minutes just before
sitting down to enjoy your Christmas dinner.
Serve with butter and Gravy!
Remember, don't peek, it's an important step in making successful Popovers.
I'll post a picture when I make them!
Peace in the Kitchen!