Well hello there! Fancy meeting you here.
Let’s close our eyes for a minute. [Insert dream sequence here.]
Imagine the most amazing, buttery, slightly salty, doughy and crunchy dinner roll. How it’s soft to chew but has a slight hint of cheesy-goodness. With each bite, you want more and more.
[End dream sequence.]
That imaginary most perfect dinner roll is actually real, and I have been on a quest to perfect the recipe ever since my taste buds were introduced to it two months ago.
Popovers are things of legends. Most people don’t serve them, let alone attempt to bake them. However, after BLT Steak served them to us at dinner one night, I had NO choice but to attempt to recreate their masterpiece.
Now, what I forgot to mention was that when our server at BLT Steak delivered the buttery Popovers to our table, she also brought the recipe for them. As soon as the table discovered the recipe, all heads turned to me and without words, I knew what my task would be.
The first attempt ended up flat and dense. However, I used a muffin pan instead of a TRUE popover pan.
For the second attempt, my boyfriend surprised me and bought a real pan [However, we can only keep it at his house. Thus, he's holding all future popovers hostage.]
Let’s get to work. Prep was easy so no need for pictures. (The recipe only has 5 ingredients.)
First step is to slowly heat the milk over the stove. While it’s heating, whisk the eggs until frothy.
Then sift the flour and salt together in a separate bowl, and slowly combine the milk in the frothy eggs while it’s still warm (the milk that is; not the eggs).
Then slowly combine the flour into the egg-milk mixture, pour into the popover pan, and top with parmesan cheese (the recipe calls for gruyere but parmesan is WAY better).
Bake in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes.
Then pull them out and enjoy!
I realize these didn’t pop up fully. It made me cry a little inside, as the recipe is still not perfect. HOWEVER! I have a sneaky suspicion that the restaurant didn’t give us the REAL recipe. So try #3 is going to be modified a little by my own baking knowledge. Stay tuned to see what happens!
Popover Recipe (makes 6)
2 cups flour
2 cups milk (warmed over low heat)
3/4 tbsps salt
1.25 cups grated parmesan cheese (distributed evenly among 6 popovers)
***Instructions will come when this recipe is perfected.***