Some days seem just perfect for baking. Others, perfect for taking some photos. Yesterday, somehow, was a good day for both. Probably because popovers, these delicious airy and crispy puffs that I just discovered and made for the first time, are so easy to bake! I also should confess that these Thyme and Parmesan Popovers baked yesterday disappeared almost instantly. I will definitely make them again because popovers seem to be a perfect treat for my long busy evenings.
Last days I painted a few boards for background and I think that this dark one that I used here will be one of my favorites. I just love the mood that dark tones bring. I hope you like it too. Now go and indulge yourself with these easy and quick to make popovers. Feel free to add what ingredients you love (garlic, rosemary, bacon, pepper, sun-
Thyme and Parmesan Popovers
(for 9 popovers)
1 cup lukewarm milk
2 large eggs
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme
Preheat oven to 450ºF (make sure that the oven rack is in the center). Brush the muffin pan with melted butter (if you use parchment paper as liners, there’s no need to brush with butter). Once the oven is fully heated, put the muffin pan in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Whisk the eggs until pale then add the milk, melted butter, flour and salt and blend the mixture. Add the herbs and cheese and blend well.
Remove the pan from the oven and pour the batter evenly among the muffin holes. Turn the oven down to 400ºF and bake the popovers for 30-35 minutes, until they are puffed and golden brown color.