Thursday, April 18, 2013

Simple Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Popovers



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...What do you serve with a soup or stew that spans the seasons? Popovers are a great idea, especially if you can find a version that your family will find interesting. I found this very simple recipe in Family Circle magazine and it immediately appealed to me because of its cheesy goodness and the ease with which it came together. The finished popover is moister than its more ordinary cousins, but the flavor of this savory, especially when served warm, is outstanding. This is a two bowl and wooden spoon affair, so you'll need no special equipment to assemble the popovers. You will, however, want to liberally coat the muffin cups or popover pans with nonstick spray. These puppies cling tenaciously to the pan and it would be a shame to spoil their appearance with tears or knife wounds. I must admit I had a couple that looked like they had gone a round or two with Mike Tyson. We ate them anyway. It is important to serve these warm. They become unpleasantly moist if they are allowed to sit for any length of time. You can, however, rewarm them successfully. While I thought the popovers were O.K., the Silver Fox really enjoyed them. The recipe speaks for itself. If you are looking for a different bread to serve with meals, you might want to give this recipe  a try. Here is how the popovers are made.

Scallion and Cheddar Popovers...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Family Circle magazine

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup (about 4-oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 scallions, trimmed and chopped

Directions:
1) Coat 6 cups of a popover or 8 cups of a standard muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill empty cups with 1/2 inch of water (so as not to burn pan). Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
2) In bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In second bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until blended. Fold in cheese and scallions.
3) Fill prepared cups about 3/4 full (about 1/3 cup batter in each). Bake at 450 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until browned and puffed. Keep oven closed until end of baking time or popovers will deflate.
4) Remove popovers from oven and immediately remove from pan. Pierce sides once with a knife to release steam. Serve warm. If needed, reheat at 350 degrees F. for 5 minutes to crisp outside edges. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.







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28 comments:

Cindy said...

Last year we made pop overs in the TWD group. It was the first time I had made them and they were delicious. Cheese and Scallions can only make them better. I'm ready to try your recipe.

Pondside said...

These sound delicious. I think I'm going to have to buy myself a proper popover pan.

Ginny said...

I have never seen a recipe for cheese popovers, I have made plain ones and then came out O.K., but bland. This may be just the thing.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Mary,
I love eating popovers and they are fun to make too, especially love the way they really puffed! Scallions and cheese sounds delicious, I know my family would have no problem devouring these! Thank you for sharing, and have a nice day!

Sparkly Jules said...

Mary,

I've been using feedly.com (owned by Google) for my blog feed since Google reader made the announcement. It's fancier with more doo-dads than Google Reader, but after a few weeks I find I'm liking it. It was also a cinch to transfer over all my blogs from Google Reader to Feedly. Easy peasy.

I also want to thank you for the Donughnut Muffins recipe. Not only were they fabulous, my husband asked what kind of muffins they were because they "taste like doughnuts." Awesome.

Cheers,

Julie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your popovers are beautiful Mary! I've never tried to make them and might give it a try:@)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They look quite delicious, think I might just try these they look so good in your photo. Keep well Diane

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy popovers, with some salad i wont mind having anytime.

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh my, Mary! I bet these were just awesome! Love the sheen and the color!

Kim G. said...

These looks absolutely perfect to serve with a soup or a light stew! I know I WILL love these!

Banana Wonder said...

Mmmmm love popovers! Recipe saved for post Lent. Hope all is well with you Mary! My husband and I are missing Oregon.

Big Dude said...

They sound delicious Mary. We have a popover pan that has been rarely used and I'll suggest the family baker change that.

Jenn said...

I still have not tried making popovers... not sure why I haven't ventured into the territory yet, but these will definitely spark my interest back up! How could it not, it's got cheddar in it??? :)

Joanne said...

I haven't attempted popovers in far too long! Love the big flavors in these!

Chiara Giglio said...

they grows without yeast,I like so much !have a great day, blessings...

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I think I could eat a half dozen of these! They sound delish!

A Paixão da Isa said...

hum mas que bonitos que eles estao e de queijo humm super ja comia um estao 5* bjs e feliz semana e tudo de bom

The Café Sucré Farine said...

I think I would be with the SIlver Fox, they look fantastic! In fact I might just pass up the soup if I saw a basket of these on the table!

bellini said...

Look at how high these rise Mary! I am now adding a popover pan to my list.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It's hard to go wrong with cheese, onion(scallion) and bread in my books. I have also tried that sausage and bean soup and we LOVE it! blessings ~ tanna

ARLENE said...

These look scrumptious. I made a prime rib roast last weekend and it was only the guilt of all that beef that prevented me from going all the way and making Yorkshire pudding. This would have been perfect.

Young Adventures... said...

I love popovers! The addition of cheese and scallions sounds delicious. Can't wait to try these.

Choclette said...

Adding cheese and scallions is a fabulous idea, they look very inviting. I'm guessing that what you call popovers are what we call Yorkshire puddings here in the UK. But I'll just have to try them to find out.

Sugar et al said...

These look delicious! Cheese and scallion..loving the combination. Wish I had a plate of your Popovers in front of me now!

What's next said...

I've never made popovers. Might need to try these! They look good.

Eileen said...

These look delicious.

tender b. said...

Popovers look like they would definitely go well with soup.

bellini said...

These are lovely Mary, look at their height!

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