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huisjen
09-27-2009, 08:46 AM
Last week I was in Marden's and they had pans which were billed as "extra deep muffin cups". It's six cups, each 3 1/2" wide by 3" deep, and the metal is thicker and heavier than your average muffin pan. It's got a good non-stick coating.

I looked at it and immediately thought of popovers, which I'd never been able to make successfully. The cashier told me that a number of people had come through her lane with similar ideas.

The first batch didn't rise right. The second batch (less salt and slightly lower heat) came out perfect. The third batch (this morning's) didn't rise perfectly, but are pretty good. I think I maybe should have pre-heated the oven longer.

1 c flour
1 c milk
1 t salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 T melted butter.

Preheat the pan in the 400 oven. Mix but don't over beat the batter. Pull the pan out and give each cup a quick squirt of oil, then divide the batter among them. Bake at 400 for about 40 - 45 minutes.

Marden's also had these jars of black current preserves for $1.50 per 325g jar... :D

Dan

Mrleft8
09-27-2009, 08:49 AM
If it's raining there, that could explain why they didn't rise properly this morning. My popover pan is cast iron, Carters is teflon coated aluminum....Guess which one works better? :D

huisjen
09-27-2009, 08:55 AM
But it's not raining in the kitchen!

Dan

Mrleft8
09-27-2009, 08:59 AM
Fixed the roof didja? :D
It doesn't matter. It's not the rain itself, its the low atmospheric pressure.

huisjen
09-27-2009, 09:01 AM
Low pressure ought to make them rise more, no? Like storm surge.

Dan

Mrleft8
09-27-2009, 09:05 AM
Nope.
Ever try to make good crispy fried chicken on a rainy day? Or raise dough? (OK dough can be done, but it takes 3 times as long.)

paladin
09-27-2009, 11:40 AM
I use cast iron utensils and they beat the heck outta the other teflon coated tin....I had an extra set of frying pans but I think Unkle Doook ended up with them.

Mrleft8
09-27-2009, 11:44 AM
Dan... Is your recipe missing baking powder?

paladin
09-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Can't speak for Dan but I have a very similar recipe and no baking powder.

SMARTINSEN
09-27-2009, 01:17 PM
I love popovers

Do not ever open the oven door, or you are doomed to failure. I use a hot oven.

huisjen
09-27-2009, 01:22 PM
No soda or powder in my recipe either.

Dan

paladin
09-27-2009, 02:58 PM
and Dan's recipe is damn good...I just went downstairs and made it, a pot of coffee, and when done, totaled three of them with fresh butter and orange marmalade.......Thanks Dan....;)

Flying Orca
09-27-2009, 05:17 PM
Oil? Wouldn't you want to cook 'em in butter? I'm thinking that's how Mom does 'em... Yorkshire pudding by any other name, of course, but just as good without the jus!

Rick Starr
09-27-2009, 05:42 PM
Dan that's my recipe almost exactly.

Two notes: Knowing we're both duck fanciers, don't use duck eggs if you want maximum lift, and

put them in a cold oven, do not preheat. 20 min at 450, then turn down to 350 'til done.

I've had only one batch misfire in 10 years with that recipe.

Good luck.

PS I have the same sort of tins, I think, and they work well. The nonstick is not for ever, however.

paladin
09-27-2009, 06:15 PM
40 minutes is good if'n ya got a "hot" oven....

john l
09-27-2009, 06:24 PM
TPFE or teflon has been known to cause cancer. Nice to cook with but don't
get that pan too hot or use if scratched.

paladin
09-27-2009, 06:51 PM
I have the heavy steel ones, well seasoned.....and I still use the tin measuring cup my grandmother inherited from her mother, brought to Oklahoma in the land run of 1889....The pans were hers, and the skillets too..

huisjen
09-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Once seasoned, cast iron would be nice, but it's not easy to come by in that shape.

I used oil because it was easy. I have a trigger bottle of oil for doing the waffle iron. They still taste very buttery.

Dan

Flying Orca
09-27-2009, 08:34 PM
Yeah, I was just looking at your recipe again and I can see that they would.

Man, now I want to make some.

paladin
09-27-2009, 09:07 PM
walk into the kitchen, turn on the oven, toss in the pan and start putting it together. The oven won't be fully hot before you have everything whipped up in a bowl, then when the oven pings, remove the pan, spray it with oil, and ladle in the mix......put in oven and set the timer for 42 minutes.

Canoeyawl
09-28-2009, 11:21 PM
walk into the kitchen, turn on the oven, toss in the pan and start putting it together. The oven won't be fully hot before you have everything whipped up in a bowl, then when the oven pings, remove the pan, spray it with oil, and ladle in the mix......put in oven and set the timer for 42 minutes.
C'est bon - just like that, they are delicious...
served 'em up after dinner tonight with warm homemade apricot jam