Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sugar and Spice


I thought a plain popover paired with strawberry butter was as good as it got. Of course, coating something in cinnamon and sugar never hurts. These sugar-crusted popovers are heavenly, like a popover and a doughnut in one. They're the perfect breakfast sweet to pair with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee, and they're mighty cute if I do say so myself.


Sugar-Crusted Popovers
Recipe courtesy of David Lebovitz

For the puffs:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup (250 ml) whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup (140 g) flour

For the sugar coating:
2/3 cup (130 g) sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (60 g) melted butter

Softened butter, for greasing the pan

 

Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Liberally grease a nonstick popover pan, or a muffin pan with 1/2-cup indentations, with softened butter. For the puffs, put the 2 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, milk, salt and sugar in a blender and blend for a few seconds. Add the flour and whiz for about 10 seconds, just until smooth. Divide the batter among the 9 greased molds, filling each 1/2 to 2/3rds full. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the puffs are deep brown. Remove from the oven, wait a few minutes until cool enough to handle, then remove the popovers from the pans and set them on a cooling rack. If they’re stubborn, you may need a small knife or spatula to help pry them out.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Thoroughly brush each popover all over with the 1/4 cup (60 g) of melted butter, then dredge each puff generously in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat them completely. Let cool on the wire rack.

22 comments:

  1. Hmmmm sounds delicious!! There is a chinese food buffet near me that has these sugary popovers & I eat at least 3 everytime I go. I'm going to bookmark this post because I love these!!! That doesn't seem to difficult a recipe either! Yeah! thank you!

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  2. These look delicious! The first time I made popovers, it was a complete disaster. This recipe makes me want to try again.

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  3. It's a super easy recipe. The whole thing is done in a blender.

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  4. My husband goes gaga over popovers! These look so delicious! I forgot how much I love your blog. Will be back soon!

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  5. UM yes please!! I will take these EXPRESS mail! YUM!

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  6. yes, they look delicious!! they are soooo good in the fall too!

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  7. Oh I'd just love to spend a day with you in the kitchen! We'd have a blast!
    xo tash

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  8. I'm seriously making these right now.

    ... a perfect surprise for my kids. :) I'll let you know how they turn out.

    I also made the mango parfait on Monday. It was excellent. We had a late lunch and needed a refreshing snack (it was hot that day!)... this became our dinner/dessert in one.

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  9. Scrumptious! I love anything covered in sugar. I have bit of a sweet tooth.

    Rachael

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  10. Tash, count me in!

    Torrie, I'm glad you liked the parfait! Can't wait to hear what you think of these.

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  11. they look like heaven but a tiny
    bit healthier with the eggs.

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  12. Super easy? Done in a blender? YES and YES. These look delicious and are totally my kind of sweet! Thanks for another great recipe! :-) xoxo

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  13. I am just drooling over here. Those look amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!!!

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  14. i love popovers, but covered in cinnamon sugar - even better!! thanks for sharing!

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  15. Ohhh my goodness these look insane! J'adore popovers w/ strawberry butter with my meal, but I think this will have to be my dessert!

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