Little Women has to be one of my all time favorite classic books. Besides the fact that I was named after two of the characters Amy and Jo, the nostalgia of the movie is something I seek after. I love seeing all the girls crowded around their Marmee, enjoying her telling them a story and seeing women dressed in the feminine ways that God intended for us. Its a time period that has been somehow lost in our society.
One of my favorite scenes in the movie is where the girls come running down the stairs to a kitchen for their Christmas breakfast. The smells are tantalizing and the girls are longing after all the wonderful foods that they have gone so long without due to the war.
Amy speaks up and says “Oh Marmee, popovers, they are simply divine!” After that my children and I decided to look up popovers and how to make them. We have tried various recipes over the years and tweaked them a bit and have come up with the following easy recipe, which we love.
These taste amazing plain, with butter, or a dab of homemade strawberry jam. We don’t have an official popover pan but just use our muffin tins and they turn out fine every time. Make sure to grease your pans thoroughly so that it does not stick.
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 2 T butter melted
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
This recipe makes 6 popovers, we usually quadruple this for 24 popovers.
Preheat oven 425 degrees
add your milk
then your flour–we use white whole wheat flour
and your salt
we don’t own a microwave–another post on that later, so our butter has been melting in the oven while adding the other ingredients, so that goes in last
mix on medium speed till well blended, will be real watery
make sure that you grease your tins very well, or these will not turn out, I just use cooking spray, but have used butter wiped on as well.
pour into the muffin tins, or you can get “real” popover pans in the store, but these work just fine
little messy, letting the younger children fill them:) They need to be about 3/4 full to ensure perfect puffiness
Bake 20-30 minutes, this is what they will look like
nice and puffy as soon as they are out of the oven, but they will start to relax soon afterwards and the tops will collapse inward.
Its best served right away, to ensure the most delectable flavor