Thursday, June 4, 2009

Caramel-Coated Popovers *Recipe #37 - page 211*

I have been wanting to try these popovers since I first bought the book, Stirring the Pot. I just recently received a popover pan as a gift and was finally able to bake them up today. I am very happy to share them with my friends at Tyler Florence Fridays for our weekly post. Tyler's book says that the popover is the American version of Britain's yorkshire pudding, and I have to agree with that.

Tyler's popovers remind me of a fresh, hot, sugary glazed donut with a hint of egg flavor. I can see why Tyler says they are good with your morning coffee. The popover itself is a texture explosion due to the crisp outside and the soft and fluffy inside. I really enjoyed these, as I enjoy all of Tyler's sweet treats!! In fact, I enjoyed them too much! I have a 15 year high school reunion coming up at the end of the month and should be avoiding all of Tyler's tasty treats : )
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch kosher salt
1 -1/2 cups whole milk, room temp
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 425F. Melt the 2 tbsp. butter and grease 12 popover pans; place pans in the oven to heat while you make the batter. Using the whisk attachment of a kitchen stand mixer, beat flour, salt, milolk, eggs, and remaining butter on high speed for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and shiny. Fill the hot popover pans halfway; bake for 30 minutes, until puffed and golden.
About 15 minutes before popovers are done baking, prepare caramel. Mix sugar and water in a large saucepan and place over high heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until sugar melts and the mixture starts to take on a golden brown color. Remove from heat. Working quickly, use two forks to roll the popovers in the caramel and place on parchment paper to set.

Yesterday was my daughter's last day of school. I ran up to the school early with my 2 year old, Jackson, so that we could watch the class do a skit. My daughter was dismissed early and when it was time to leave we were having a massive thunderstorm. In fact, I'm not sure I've been caught in a thunderstorm like this for years. We knew that we were going to get soaked going out to the car so we decided to have fun with it. I don't remember the last time I danced in the rain, but it was too long ago!!

This is the picture my daughter took of me and Jackson when we came in from the rain. We were so wet there were puddles on the kitchen floor!


  1. Kim- I LOVE your description of these. Im going to have to buy myself a popover pan just so I can try these. You and your daughter are absolutely lovely.

  2. LOVE the photo - and I wish we had some of that rain here. It's so dry and windy - my eyes feel
    like they have sand in them!

    I purposely am NOT going to try those popovers, I don't think my willpower is strong enough!

  3. Cute!! And these look awesome...shouldn't be browsing on an empty stomach.

  4. I have never had a sweet popover before, sounds wonderful!
    Your little guy is too cute.

  5. These are my try list. I love my popover pan and I can't wait to try this version of popovers!

  6. Wow! do these look yummy! I have a seldom used popover pan and I think I am going to have to try them

  7. I love popovers and have never had sweet ones. Caramel covered--wow!

  8. Coming over from tff- those look & sound delicious. Could you use a muffin tin if you don't have a popover pan? I've never tried them.

  9. will be searching for a popover pan when i get done here. this is one of the most eye catching recipes in stirring the pot. yours looks great and wasn't it national donut day yesterday - sort of fitting. :) and playing in the rain is one of life's great pleasures.

  10. I am new here. Where can I find this recipe? It looks scrumpcious

  11. Dancing in the rain is fun and is definitely not done often enough. These popovers look amazing, although I love anything with caramel so I'm probably slightly biased.

  12. Jody - I added the recipe to this post just in case you look back. I tried to find a link back to you, but it didn't work.

  13. Love the idea of playing in the rain! And in the puddles after, with a warm, caramel popover for a snack.

  14. Thanks a million for the recipe. I am going to surprise the family with them this weekend!

  15. I loved this post on popovers. I was looking on the net, trying to decide which popover pan to get and it brought me to your blog. What kind of popover pan do you have. I love to see a picture. I wanting the 12 cup popover pan, nonstick.


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