Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cinnamon Popovers

The chickens are giving us lots of eggs lately and I was getting tired of just frying them and eating toast so this morning I decided to make some cinnamon popovers. I've never made popovers before and I really enjoyed baking them. I used a simple recipe out of a cook book that my friend Pattie Read gave me, Chicken & Egg. 

1cup bread flour
1/2tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp nutmeg
1 egg plus 2 egg whites
1cup whole milk
1Tbsp unsalted butter melted
1tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
3Tbsp sugar
1tsp cinnamon
2Tbsp unsalted melted butter

The Recipe:
Preheat the oven to 450*F. 
Whisk the flour, cinnamon, & nutmeg in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk egg and egg whites until smooth. Pour in the milk , butter, and vanilla, whisking until combined. Slowly whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture until the dry ingredients are moistened and almost smooth. Let rest for 30 minutes. 
Coat five popover cups (or a wide muffin pan) with nonstick cooking spray (or butter works too). Pour the batter into the prepared cups.
Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temp to 350*F, with out opening the oven, and continue baking for 20 minutes or until puffed, golden brown, and firm. Using a thin knife, make a small slit in the side of each popover to allow the steam to escape. Turn off the oven and let the popovers remain in the oven for 5 minutes to allow the inside to dry slightly. Remove from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack.
Brush the tops with the melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture generously over the tops.
Serve immediately. 

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