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!
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(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
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve hot.