Saturday, November 16, 2019


My husband and I stayed up much later than normal as he's been traveling a lot the last six months and we had a lot to catch up on, just enjoying some wine and conversation into the wee hours, knowing we could sleep in.

Tell that to the furry alarm clocks. First, we heard the click of toenails in the hall, then the thumpa thumpa of Lorelei's tail in the crate, then came the BARK! So my husband got up.

"Did they have to go badly?", I asked.

"No," he said.  "they just wanted to look for peanut shells the squirrels dropped".

"Might as well get up and make something nice for breakfast", I said.
What are you going to make Mom?

Popovers.  These are so worth buying a pan from Williams and Sanoma.  They can be made in a muffin pan but won't be as high and fluffy.  I've made them often enough I don't need a recipe but the recipe IS from my favorite vegetarian cookbook "The New Moosewood Cookbook".
Preheat oven to 375F.

In one bowl mix:

1 and 1/4 cup milk or almond milk (at room temperature or nuke in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds)
3  medium to large room temperature eggs (let sit out a bit or run under a bit of warm water)
In another bowl mix:
1 and 1/4 cups flour (regular or King Arthurs gluten-free adding 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if you do)
1/2 tsp salt.

Divide 2 to 3 Tablespoons of butter (or equal amount Earth Balance sticks) into six pieces.  Place 1 in each popover cup.  Place in oven to melt while you finish mixing (about two minutes).

Mix wet and dry ingredients, whisking with a fork.  Do not over mix. The batter will be lumpy but you shouldn't see globs of raw flour in it.
Remove pan from oven and spray the top of the popover cups with non-stick spray.

Place batter in hot popover cups and bake 30 minutes. Make sure there is plenty of room ABOVE them for them to rise (don't ask me how I know).

 Do NOT peek, unless it smells like they are burning
Serve immediately (they will start to deflate pretty promptly).  They're crisp on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside.  Serve with butter, jam, or honey
You never give us PUP-overs.  We're calling the SPCA!

First the scarf, NOW no Pup-overs!
Put the phone down girls, you can have a piece of the bacon.


  1. Hari Om
    aaahhhhh - basically a Yorkshire Pudding. YUMMOOOOO... YAM xx

  2. I did not have a good night's sleep so I was not thrilled with the click,click, click of Hailey feet this morning. She did really have to go. Those look soooooo good.

  3. We have the Moosewood cook books, but have never made popovers. Looks yummy! I think there's a recipe called Montana's Mom's Dynamite Cheesecake that's really good in the first book.

    We are lucky that Chester isn't an early riser. He'll sleep in as long as we do, which is usually 8 or 9am. (I go to bed late because I work a late shift.)

  4. Wow, those look tasty. I'm always been intimidated making popovers. Things that have tricky rises routinely flummox me. Glad the pups got some bacon.

  5. This time of year, it's so nice to be able to stay in a warm bed for as long as possible, especially on a weekend! But I would get out of bed anytime for those delicious popovers! It has been years since I made them, and your post reminds me that I should remedy that.
    THANKS for the recipe!


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