I swear this will be the last post about the holidays (from me at least). But I had some really great recipes that we used over Thanksgiving and how could I NOT share them with all of you? That would be pure evil
So with that, thanks to Jenn @PeasandCrayons for this wonderful idea! Can’t wait to see what everyone else has to say!
First, since many of you asked about popovers, I thought I’d share the recipe we use in my family. We’re primarily English on my mom’s side so popovers are a staple at all of our holiday meals. Not to mention they’re my favorite way to eat carbs. They taste like super fluffy bread/muffin things but they are extra eggy. Basically that was 80% of my Thanksgiving meal this year.
INGREDIENTS (from Joy of Cooking cookbook)
- 1 Village Baker Popover Pan
- 1 Cup Flour (whole wheat won’t work)
- 1/4 tsp salt
34 large eggs
- 1 Cup Milk (whole milk is necessary)
- 1 tbl, unsalted butter melted
Prepare the pan with non-stick spray or butter. Preheat oven to 425 and set rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat popover cups for about two minutes.
In a food processor,(blender or hand mixer) blend the flour, salt, eggs, milk, and melted butter until the mixture is about the consistency of heavy cream (about 1-2 minutes).
Place 1 small piece of butter in each cup and place the pans back in the preheated oven until butter begins to bubble (about a minute).
Fill each cup half-way with batter and bake 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325 and continue baking for 15-20 minutes.
Note: We TRIPLED the recipe. But you need to make each batch separately or the ratios get messed up for some reason. Also, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT open the oven once they have gone in or they will not pop!
Next up came my other specialty: dessert! I was responsible for the chocolate one so I found a chocolate pudding cake on pinterest
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake (From the Frugal girl)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups hot water (I usually boil mine)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Combine milk, melted butter and vanilla; add to dry ingredients. Stir gently to combine, then spread into an ungreased 8×8 inch baking pan.
Combine brown sugar, white sugar, and cocoa powder; sprinkle over top of batter. Pour hot water over top of cake, and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve in bowls with vanilla ice cream.
Those are this week’s recipes!
Today’s Elf4Health Challenge is to try a new workout so I’m going to Hour of Power Yoga with Hillary! She’s one of my friends who just graduated and she’s staying with us for the week. Expect lots of recaps of our adventures (she’s certainly expecting them since she’s one of the only people I know who actually reads this… Hi Hill)
Then we’re going to cheer on our best friends (see two ladiez on left above) at their swim meet and reminisce over the good old days at dinner. What a life…
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Did your friends ever come visit you that already graduated?