Friday, October 21, 2011

Easy Peasy Popovers

Somewhere between a pancake and a muffin ... is a popover.

 

And somewhere between Brisbane and Sydney ... is this.


 

We drove down the inland highway, over the mountains and through the eucalypts. We crawled up Cunningham's Gap behind heavy tankers, to the shrill soundtrack of bell birds. Nelle melted down near Warwick, so we stopped for a night in a saggy bed in a country pub. The next day we found ourselves in wine country - the Hunter - and we pushed all the way to Sydney. Nelle and Adele sang 'Rumour Has It'. Robbie and I discussed our 10-year plan. And when we finally wearily got to Sydney, we had a whole new list of places to go. Next time.


And - maybe you're wondering? The only thing popovers have in common with roadtrips is that ... well, they both taste really good with maple syrup.


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Easy Peasy Popovers
makes 6 
*and you need to eat them straight away - sadly they don't keep well*

The time
5 min prep + 25 min baking

The ingredients
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup maize flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 organic eggs
1 + 1/4 cup milk

The process
1. Preheat the oven to 180C (360F). Line 6 muffin tins with baking paper (or grease them with butter).

2. Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well-mixed. The batter will likely still be lumpy and that's ok.

3. Fill each muffin cup halfway up with batter, pop into the oven, and bake for ~25 minutes till the popovers are puffy and golden. They won't rise as high as your standard white-flour variety, but they'll taste even better.

4. Eat 'em while they're still hot, with jam and cream or butter and maple syrup.

These were inspired by popovers in the Moosewood Cookbook.


The cost
These come out around $0.50 apiece (or less) if made with all-organic ingredients.

What are you making this weekend?
Amanda xx

4 comments:

Sherilyn @ Wholepromise said... [Reply to comment]

Wishing you a beautiful trip... and the popovers sounds like an essential if you ask me. This weekend I am going to make ice cream - still deciding on the flavour. Enjoy your trip x

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks, Sherilyn! Can't wait to hear what kind of ice cream you make! :)

Marie said... [Reply to comment]

Sigh. You're making me long for Australia again. I do miss those gum trees! And... I'm thinking I'll make Baked Apple Dumplings this weekend. And empanadas. Mmm.

Paula said... [Reply to comment]

How I'd love to visit Australia one day and how I'd love to make these pop-overs. They look so rustic and I can imagine them warm out of the oven with the butter melting all over them.

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Thanks for commenting! Amandaxx

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