Sunday, December 5, 2010

Blueberry Popovers

This is great as a teatime snack or for a light breakfast. It is a healthy snack without any butter and very little sugar.  I would usually reduce the sugar in most recipes, but for this, I added a little bit more!  And to give additional flavour to this otherwise plain popovers, I added in orange zest and orange essence.  My kids love to eat these with some honey drizzled over the top while still hot.  This is extremely easy to make and takes only about 15 minutes of preparation. The original recipe are served with sweet, fresh berries. These popovers are best eaten while still hot, don't forget the honey!

I made this twice actually, the first time with vanilla essence, which is good too.  Just increase the sugar a little otherwise this will be quite bland. And of course, eat it while still hot with drizzled honey.

I'm still on holiday! I scheduled this post to be published today! See you in a few days time!







Blueberry Popovers
(adapted from Baking with Love by Readers Digest)
125gm (1 cup/4-1/2 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon caster sugar (I use 2 tablespoons sugar)
2 eggs
250ml (1 cup/9fl oz) milk
80gm (1/2 cup/2-1/2 oz) blueberries
1 tablespoon icing (confectioners') sugar
my add-on:
grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 tsp orange essence
pinch of salt
  1. Use 1 x 12 hole (80ml/1/3 cup/2-1/2fl oz) deep muffin pan and grease 8 cups. Preheat the oven to 220C(425F, gas mark 7).
  2. To make batter, sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Break eggs into the well, add milk, orange zest and essence and combine with a fork.
  3. Using a wire whisk, gradually work the flour into the liquid to make a smooth batter with the consistency of pouring cream. Pour into a large jug.
  4. Pour batter into muffin cups; they should be two-thirds full. Drop blueberries into the batter in each cup, dividing them equally.
  5. Bake on the centre rack of the oven for 25-30 minutes or until popovers are golden brown, well risen and crisp around the edges.
  6. Unmold the popovers with the help of a round-bladed knife and dust with icing sugar. Serve hot.

(my notes : I use frozen blueberries, there's no need to thaw them, I bake the popovers at 200C for 25 minutes, serve these with drizzled honey while still hot)

17 comments:

  1. Those popovers look so pretty with those blueberries scattered on top. I still have yet to try a popover and hopefully I'll get the chance one day. By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog (open internationally) for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

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  2. so cute and delicious with blueberries!

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  3. Finger licking good! Can I have some for dinner now??? ;)

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  4. You are right, these are a lovely snack. Thanks for sharing, I would of never thought to put fruit in a popover!

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  5. These look absolutely cute and delicious I love them! x gloria

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  6. super tempting snaps dear.. hear we wont get blueberries..

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  7. You should start a bakery. Those popovers look scrumptious, we love Blueberries! You always make me hungry with your posts.I can imagine how wonderful your home smells while baking!

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  8. Hi,
    Your popovers look so delicious...
    and Thanks so much for the awards... :)

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  9. Soooo cute and delicious popovers..

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  10. These look so good with all of that blueberry goodness! I'd love one for breakfast. :)

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  11. Nice and easy! What a great recipe!

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  12. kf, I love popovers and the addition of the blueberries makes them even more mouth watering!! Thanks for reminding me about these easy and tasty treats! I also love your little pink flower plate!

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  13. these look great - add some blueberry butter and its golden!

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  14. Hi everyone,
    I'm back! Thank you for stopping by! And thank you for all the lovely comments!

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  15. Those look delicious, I am impressed that they no butter...of course I would probably ruin it by topping it with butter :)
    They look beautiful!

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  16. I've yet to make popovers and these blueberry filled ones are delightful.

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