It’s sad to make something just to take a picture of it. Well I did it. (Speaking of which, scroll down for a link to my shameless cry for help.)
I’d never made a popover in my life until these, but they had been on my list and when I came across this popover pan in a discount store for 9 bucks I was all over that.
And I have to say that these are really, really good. And easier than most rolls–it’s really just mix and bake. Of course, when you pull them out of the oven people will either laugh or gasp. Everyone I showed them to thought it was a science experiment gone wrong. But just about everyone I know lives under a rock so they don’t get out much. I’m not sure their opinion counts.
Then as if I hadn’t gotten enough flack from my family and close friends, I took these to a church potluck just for the entertainment. People would glance at them, look at the person behind them then back at the popovers where one or both people would poke at them with a fork and walk on by. This happened about 20 times.
But, once I took things into my own hands and started forcing people to eat them, they’d smile. “Huh. That’s pretty good,” they’d say. I hope they weren’t lying. They probably spit it in their napkin when I turned my back.
I was inspired for this recipe by the awesome popovers made by Foreign and Domestic in Austin, Texas. They used Gruyere cheese which I think is expensive, so I adjusted and went with a good quality white cheddar. Still awesome. I also chose cheddar because I have a hard time spelling Gruyere. It stresses me out just getting it in this post twice.
And Now…My shameless cry for your vote
I entered this popover picture in a Facebook food photography contest hosted by MDR Food Photography and I need your vote. The contest is open to bloggers and pro food photographers so jump over and enter, or vote for me. You’ll have to like the page, then give a separate like on the “Blogger Contest” tab and scroll to the bottom to see the images. Click the box next to the picture of my popovers to vote. I love you for helping. Thank you in advance. 🙂