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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cinnamon-Sugar Popovers (in a muffin tin!)

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Popovers have always intrigued me; alas, a popover tin is one of the many awesome kitchen gadgets still on my wish-list. Thus, I figured without that integral piece of equipment, I wouldn't be able to successfully bake any- that is until I found this recipe on David Lebovitz's site!
These cinnamon-sugary treats are reminiscent of those massive fried "elephant ears" that you can buy at the fair. They are sooo good- super crispy, buttery, and all-around glorious. The best way (read: only way) to eat them is nice and warm out of the oven, freshly dredged- talk about a decadent breakfast! But, they will still be yummy the next day if kept in a air-tight container ;).
I presume they would be just as good rolled in powdered sugar as opposed to a cinnamon/granulated sugar mixture.


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Cinnamon-Sugar Popovers
recipe from here
makes 10

ingredients:

for batter:
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
for cinnamon-sugar coating:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a standard-sized muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine the butter, eggs, milk, salt, and sugar. Whiz for a few seconds until combined. Add in the flour and whiz for about 10 seconds until fully combined.
  3. Pour into the greased muffins cups, filling each 1/2-2/3 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until deep brown in color. Let cool for a couple of minutes until they can safely be handled.
  5. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
  6. Brush each popover with the melted butter, and then dredge each in the cinnamon-sugar. Gobble up!
Cinnamon-Sugar Popovers
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8 comments:

  1. so yeah... these look AMAZING!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Peggy, they were! I can't believe how much they tasted like they had been fried- so sinful!

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  3. What kind of camera/lens do you use for these not-very-English-major-like-food pictures?

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  4. welll for these i used a canon point-and-shoot but for most of them my bf uses his super nice canon eos20d

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  5. so, they're supposed to deflate when you take them out of the oven, right? cause that's what happened to me. lol

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  6. Yes, they most certainly are :)! You can see the dimples on the tops of mine; those are where they deflated.

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  7. These look amazing. I'mma make some, like, now. Despite it being close to 4:30 in the morning. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, I'm going to scroll through your blog for more. :)

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  8. Let me know how they turn out! :D

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