I can’t believe I finally put flour to bowl and cooked myself up some popovers. I’m not sure what I was waiting for. Maybe I thought they would be too difficult to create or maybe (more likely) I am just too darn lazy. Every time my mom creates a pan during one of our family’s visits I eat it and think, “darn if I’m not going to mix up a batch of these when I get back home”. I then come home, promptly forget all my good intentions and motor on my merry way, popover free.
Have you ever had a recipe like that? It took about a year of having a popover pan sitting below my oven, gathering dust, before I finally pulled it out one fine day and made the declaration to take the plunge. Let me just say, for how beautiful and intricate they look, popovers are surprisingly easy to put together. Aside from the hour rest time, I might even venture to throw them into the quick bread category. That’s a big deal in these parts where we love our bread, but not the time it takes to put a loaf together.
These popovers have the addition of cheese as well because lets face it, cheese makes everything just a wee bit better. To bake up a basketful of your own, you’ll begin by combining together a small handful of eggs along with a little cream, flour, some butter, and a few choice spices.