Monday, May 7, 2012

Thyme Popovers

These savory popovers are lovely as a tea-time snack. I was searching for some of Ina Garten's recipes online when this Thyme Popovers caught my eye. First thing is, I have a pot of thyme in my garden, perfect for these Thyme Popovers. And since we had a very late breakfast, we skipped lunch and I made this for our tea-time snack instead. I made some herbal tea and we enjoyed these popovers hot from the oven.


Thymes from my garden. And the popovers really "popped"!! So puffy and golden. Ina says to fill the popover pans less than half full. I used my muffin pans instead, and since there was quite a lot of batter, I filled them slightly more than half, as I wanted a really puffy popover!


 And that's what I got, really puffy popovers, simply delightful!


Nice, puffy and golden popovers!  


And it is quite healthy too, with very little butter and no sugar, since this is a savory snack! Ina has used Kosher salt, if you are using the usual table salt, decrease the amount to half. Here, I've used salted butter, and since the butter is just 1-1/2 tablespoons, I added in about 1/4 tsp sea-salt to the batter.


 These popovers are served hot, immediately after baking, as the top will be crispy and nice. Though I can't really smell the thyme, we don't mind at all. Between the four of us, we finished everything! You won't feel guilty having more than one, after all the insides are puffy and airy, so there isn't really much in a popover! A lovely tea-time snack! The next time though, I'm gonna try it with my garden chives!


Want one?  


I'm submiting this post to "Cook Like A Star" where the celebrity star for the month of May is Ina Garten, hosted by my baking buddy Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids. Are you a fan of Ina Garten or have always wanted to try one her recipes, you can do that during the whole month May and simply link to "Cook Like A Star", for more details, please visit Zoe.





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Thyme Popovers
(source from : lifestylefood.com)
softened butter for greasing pans, plus 1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1-1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt 
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
3 extra large eggs at room temperature
1-1/2 cups whole milk at room temperature

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Generously grease aluminium popover pans or custard cups with softened butter. You'll need enough pans to make 12 popovers. Place the pans in the oven for 2 minutes to preheat.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, salt, thyme, eggs, milk and melted butter until smooth. The batter will be thin. Fill the popover pans less than half full and bake for exactly 30 minutes. Do not peek.
  4. Serve hot.



36 comments:

  1. Wow lovely popovers! Somehow my daughter didn't warm up to these beauties. Each time I push her to try one bite, she will say it tastes like baked omelette.
    It's a love/hate relationship at our place. me loving, she hating :D

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  2. Oh, I have not bake these before, another must try recipe, I was baking some kaya buns yesterday for lunch today at the office using your oat bread recipe which turned out really nice too! I am going to try posting at least one recipe for this Ina Garten month (crossing fingers and toes!) :P

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  3. Wow you tried the thyme popovers, and I tried her apple turnovers...

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  4. What are these? So cute? Just eat like that? See how suaku I am!

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    1. Hi Chris, These are popovers, you can find many recipes, sweet and savory, from the internet. These are great for tea-time snacks, preferably to eat them as soon as they are baked, while they are crispy and fluffy. You can eat these on its own, or with a little spread of butter and if you make the sweet variation, you can eat them with some jam or anything you like. I made some with blueberries before. Try and make some and see whether you like it, these are extremely easy and quick to make!

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  5. Thanks, Joyce. Will find time to try out one day.

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  6. I love thyme especially the lemon thyme..smell good. I shall bookmark this for one of our tea snack ! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Great thing that your thyme can grow well in your garden :)

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  7. would like to eat them hot from oven. with thyme is sounds great

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  8. Quite an interesting and flavourful popovers..awesome!

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  9. They look so light and fluffy, delicious teatime snack..

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  10. These have to be the cutest popover I ever seen. I have never made these before; now I am tempted.
    Rita

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  11. Hi Joyce, these popovers look sooooo cute! At first, I didn't know who is Ina Garten but thanks to you girl for using her recipes in the May's Cook like a Star!

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  12. Nampak cantik sekali macam tuan nya! heehehee..next time, send some over ya.

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  13. this is very interesting Joyce, does it taste like choux pastry?
    i really want to give this a try
    thks for sharing
    :)

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    1. Hi Alice,
      Both choux pastry and popovers really puff when baked, but I think choux pastry is more buttery in taste. Give it a try, you can get other version of sweet popovers with blueberries online. It is fun seeing the popovers really puffy and golden when they are done! Happy Baking!

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    2. thks Joyce, have bookmarked this :P

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  14. Oh Joyce this popovers look fabulous, light and awesome flavor with thyme....and of course I want one, maybe two :)
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you have a great week ahead!

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  15. Your popovers look so good! I will always keep this recipe in my mind if I need to bake some savoury snacks.

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  16. I've only made a savory popover once and they were delicious! Yours turned out beautiful too. I love thyme and usually have two pots growing in the summer so I get enough :)

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  17. YUM! Would love to have of these delicious crispy popovers now, pls! hehehe I have never tried this before! And since I've all the ingredients, I think I'm gonna give this a try tomorrow! Have a nice day, Joyce! :)

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  18. Hi Joyce, I sure am impressed with your these delightful popovers. Outstanding!
    Never seen nor ate these before. But looks really good!
    I'll repeat here, women like you under different circumstances very dangerous to bachelors, ha ha.
    They put one spoon in mouth, might lose their Bachelor's degree.
    Thats how I lost mine!
    Nobody warned me about women who can bake and cook!!! Habis cherita!
    Lee.

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  19. ohhh....me encanta el tomillo es muy aromático sus panecillos lucen deliciosos ,abrazos husg,hugs.

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  20. The first thing I ever baked at school was popovers. I had never eaten them before.. I went home and baked them for dinner and for dinner the next five nights.. who knew I was a baker? I did bake with my grandmother, even before that, but the popovers were so American. Love the thyme. Will make these tomorrow!

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  21. That's interesting! No leavening, no beating, but yet it gets soooooooo puffy!

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  22. Yes please, I want one!!!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  23. Delicious and scented with the lovely aroma of thyme!I love them!

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  24. i have a pot of thyme still survive (all other herbs like rosemary and sweet basil all mati), I wish to try this out soon, look so fluffy and good!

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  25. Gorgeous popovers! So golden brown and puffy.

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  26. pop,pop, pop, pop, can i pop in to your place and hv these popovers? quite resembles a cream puff on the inside..sounds delicious!

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  27. delicious and perfectly made. nice recipe

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  28. these popovers look and sound amazing!! I love the addition of the thyme - makes them SO special!
    Mary x

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  29. I finally got on the smart train and started to freeze my herbs before they go bad. Now I have thyme on hand to make these yummy popovers!

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  30. Love thyme and these popovers look FAB! I grow my own thyme, too, so I will definitely be trying these. Thanks for the great recipe and for stopping by!

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  31. WOW, these look great and how wonderful to serve with eggs for brunch.

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  32. Joyce, these looks great! I love the idea of baking with herbs. Is it easy to grow Thyme? I have been growing rosemary and basil, but have not Thyme. If its easy to grow, I might just go get myself a pot :)

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  33. Hi Mich,
    Yes, Thyme is easy to grow, it needs plenty of sun. Go get a pot and enjoy this wonderful herb! Good luck!

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