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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Things are POPPIN'

Hello, Everyone..
My good blogging buddy, DIANA, did a post on making POPOVERS and it
reminded me of my times making these delightful treats...



THE MANY FACES OF POPOVERS...
Some are like little wells, to be filled with luscious jams, jellies, syrups and always... butter!

Some are tall and straight and full of light  tenderness insides, to be broken open,
filled with your choice of goodness...ummmm...like blueberries, strawberry freezer jam,
cream cheese and pecans...just to name a few.



I've just been dying to try my hand at making such a delicious, light, fluffy treat
for a mid-week BRUNCH or LUNCH 
for Mr. Sweet and myself.
and....SO I DID.

OOO, aren't these adorable little things.....

Having no POPOVER PAN, I used my large muffin tin....
and they didn't stand TALL...
but made the most PERFECT little "well" to be filled with
WHATEVER our hearts desired.....
We DESIRED, for this batch,
 APRICOTS
O, ya'll...
these are sooo good.

Dried apricots. chopped into small pieces, covered with water, gently boil until fruit is tender,
add sugar to taste,
a capful of ALMOND
flavoring....
gently cook until thick.






Set a pretty little table
and with all that good food AND a pot full of your favorite COFFEE...
you will think you've died and
GONE TO HEAVEN...:)
mercy....this kind of breakfast brings us to our knees....
The second batch of POPOVERS I made rose a TINY bit....
and we ate them "all up" with my Strawberry Freezer Jam.

One of my friends said if you must use a MUFFIN TIN, to FILL EVERY OTHER ONE
so that the popovers will have room to rise better.

AND THEN....
the sweetest blogger came to my
POPOVER RESCUE
and sent me this amazing
Popover Pan.







Now, THAT'S what I'm talkin' about......

 What a beauty... I am sooo impressed with my silly self...
♫♪♪
(well, OK...the wondrous pan and the fabulous recipe DID contribute to these
bloomin' beauties...:>)
THANK YOU SO MUCH, MICHLE
 425 oven for EXACTLY 30 minutes...DO NOT PEEK.
They were perfectly PERFECT.... 
"I can bake a pretty popover, Billy boy, Billy boy"....♪♫ 
 
For these beauties,
it HAD to be LEMON, baby.
 Do YOU love lemon as much as I do ..... ?

Hoping everyone is having a good day.
Invite your best friend over for coffee or tea and make her some POPOVERS...
you'll be so glad you did 'cause THEY ARE GOOOOOD.....:)

XOXO bj

DIANA is sick right now so would you kindly keep her in your prayers for a
fast and total recovery....and, if you have the time, stop over and leave her a loving comment to help her feel better.

27 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Wow, what a difference the popover pan made! They all look good to me though.

Shelia said...

Yummy yummy yummy! I saw this on Diana's blog and thought I may like to try these. Yours look so delicious! BJness, I love your pretty new header. What was up the other day when your blog name was different? Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

The popover pan makes all the difference in the world, aren't they the most special thing in the world, they get so high and impressive, wow, they never cease to amaze me...

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Love lemon curd...and I would love to try popovers some time, guess I better get a pan!

Sue said...

I am so glad i just finished dinner or I would have gone into the kitchen and made these! Thanks for the recipe, and aren't blogging friends the best in the world?
Blessings,
Sue

Laurie said...

oh my gosh, this looks amazing!! You've made me hungry!!

Jeanne said...

Bj, You are always a source of baking delight. I have never baked or eaten a popover. I must make these before I die because I am dying to have one right now. HA! Yes, Yes, Yes, I love lemon.
I love your enthusiasm for everything you do my dear sister friend.
Jeanne xoxoxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your muffin tin popovers looked great to me but out of the real popover tin they are amazing. I love Lemon Curd and think I just might have to make popovers sometime soon! hugs, Linda

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh, you made me so hungry. I love popovers but I've never made them. I have picked up popover pans and then I see the price and put them back. I just love the eggy, light texture and with lemon curd...oh my!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love popovers. I use the Barefoot Contessa recipe. They are so easy, but people just don't make them very often, do they?

Carol said...

Wow, those look delicious, BJ! So glad you got the proper popover pan -- how sweet of your friend!

Vee said...

Oh you're killing me here. The beautiful table with the jams and lemon curds and a pot of coffee and popovers...skedaddling!

Hope that the packing and moving are poppin' right along, too!

Beth said...

I do. I love anything made with lemon! Your popovers are gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Hooray, I know you have been trying for awhile. I do not have a popover pan, but a molten lava cupcake pan works for me!
They look delicious!

Linda said...

My oldest daughter, Summer, made the BEST popovers when she was a teenager. I gave my kids 'kitchen duty' when they were growing up and popovers was Summer's specialty!

I need to ask her to make some soon!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your popovers are beautiful BJ! I think I'm going to try the apricots too:@)

Maria Elena said...

WOW! Those would go so well with the coffee I am drinking right now! LOL Beautiful pictures. I am just going to have to try my hand at making some.Thanks for the recipe!

Jackie said...

I have never made popovers and those look so very interesting. I just may have to try my hand at them some time.

God bless.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Popovers are one of my favorites, and yours turned out perfectly. There is a place I go to on Cape Cod in Woods Hole. Love their popovers!

A sweet little story is one from my Mom. When she was first married she found a recipe for popovers but she had never had them before. When they came out of the oven, she thought she had done something wrong because they were empty inside. She threw them all away before my Dad could find out.

Thank you for showing that popover pan, now I will be on the hunt to find one.

Karen

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I love popovers. My mother used to make them for special breakfasts. I have been craving them and thinking of making some! Yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful Friday,
Sherry

Madeline's Album said...

The popovers look so delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Patty Patterson said...

Yummy! I wish I could pop over and try one!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Those pop~overs are picture perfect, dear friend! So~o~o glad Diana send you that amazing pop~over pan! Aren't blogging ladies just the best???
Keep those foodie ideas comin' our way!
Fondly,
Pat

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

I love popovers, but haven't made them in years! Yours are so beautiful, and look delicious. I especially love them when they are made with drippings from a roast beef in the pan, and served with the beef and gravy. Oh.My.Goodness, they are soooo good! Served like that, they are called Yorkshire Pudding, but it is the same thing, and I adore them!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You are the popover queen now! And you're making me very hungry ;o)

kitty said...

Wow, those are some gorgeous popovers! Wish I had one right about now.

Sherry said...

I have never made these either BJ. They look fantastic! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry