Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Popovers are one of the prettiest, and fanciest bread dishes in this world! I have been eating popovers from Neiman Marcus’s cafe since I was a little girl. They are so good, but they are even better coming out of the oven fresh, hot, and golden brown. This recipe looks hard to make, but they are actually quite simple. The only thing you need to have is a popover pan. This popover recipe comes from the “Neiman Marcus Cookbook”. Enjoy!

Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.

Crack the eggs into an electric mixer and beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes or until foamy and pale in color.

Turn down the mixer to low and add the warm milk.
Gradually add the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Turn off the machine and let batter sit for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake popovers for 15 minutes. Turn down oven to 375 degrees and continue baking for another 30 minutes or until popovers are a deep golden brown.

Serve popovers hot and with strawberry butter if desired.

Popovers
Ingredients
3 1/2 cups milk (I used Skim)
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
6 large eggs, at room temperature

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place milk in a bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until warm to the touch.
3. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.
4. Crack the eggs into the work bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk and beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes until foamy and pale in color.
5. Turn the mixer to low and add the warm milk. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
6. Turn the machine off and let the batter rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
7. Spray a popover tin generously with nonstick spray. Fill the popover cups almost to the top with batter and place popover tin on a cookie sheet.
8. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Turn down the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 30 minutes longer, until popovers are a deep golden brown on the outside and airy on the inside.
9. Turn out popovers and serve hot with strawberry butter, if desired.

Strawberry Butter
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup strawberry preserves

Directions
Beat together 1 1/2 cups softened butter and 1 cup strawberry preserves.

Yield: 1 dozen popovers
Recipe from: Neiman Marcus Cookbook by Kevin Garvin and John Harrisson 

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