Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Martha Fever!


Lately, I have become infatuated with everything Martha Stewart. In fact, I find myself spending every free moment browsing her website and pumping myself up with tons of inspiration. The brilliant recipes, savy housekeeping tips, fun crafts and all- American goodness always manage to put a smile on my face. I love to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea to watch Martha!

A few weeks ago I drooled while watching the episode where she gave us a tour through Skylands Grounds (her home, where Edsel Ford, yes, Henry's son) once lived. I was especially impressed with her glorious table linnen collection and at that moment decided that I would also start one of my own!

But, these golden popovers were also pretty impressive. Not just because of how delicious they were, but because I couldn't believe how ridiculously easy they were to make!

I served them for breakfast. Warm,and smothered in butter and jam!

Here's the recipe:
(I made mine in a muffin pan, so that gave me 12)

Martha's Popovers

Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 scant teaspoons salt
3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Generously butter a 6-cup popover tin; set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, milk, and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir to combine (some small lumps may remain); do not overmix.
Using a 1/2-cup measure, gently pour batter into the center of each prepared popover cup. Transfer tin to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes more. Immediately invert pan to remove popovers, and serve.

3 comments:

A Dutch Brit said...

My o my, Skylands is absolutely georgous and the lable linens wow!
Haha and the Wall of China- what a collection.
I must admit I was surprised how lumpy the popover mix looks but it comes out ok?
It looks kind of interesting a bit of a cross between Yorkshire pudding and choux pastry?
Vanessa

Paola said...

Wasn't it just fantastic, Vanessa?! That place is my ultimate fantasy!

The popovers were indeed very much like yorkshire pudding but also like choux pastry! They were gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Are you able to buy her magazines there?
I've been very into martha lately, too. her Halloween magazine was adorable. and i found a recipe for yorkshire puddings of hers which is absolute perfection!