~Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers~

Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers

Hummm….. As I am sitting here writing this and looking at the pictures I just took for this weeks post I am wondering… Do I really liking the new back ground I decided to use for my spring and summer posts? A few weeks ago while I was looking at the pictures that I had taken for the Triple Citrus Thumbprint Cookies I thought that the chalkboard background that I was using might just be to dark for spring and summer. Don’t get me wrong I love the chalkboard background, all of the food stands out so nicely on it, but for spring and summer I just didn’t know. So I purchased a new roll of fade proof bulletin board paper, in a light mottled blue, and this weeks post was the first time I have gotten to use it. What do you think? Should I stay with the blue or go back to the chalkboard black? Let me know!

Okay on to this weeks post. So is everyone ready for Easter? What are you planning to make? At my home it is always ham. My step-father would be happy to go for prime rib or crab legs but for me and my mom… HAM RULES!! So as you can guess it will be ham. 🙂 Now the real question is what sides to make? I don’t know about you but the sides are always the best part of the dinner for me! Some years we go with potato salad, baked beans and fresh fruit salad but this year I am thinking maybe some baked sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus. What do you think? Well I do know what bread we will be having… Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers. These popovers will go great with a Easter ham dinner. They are light and fluffy with a slightly salty and peppery taste that will complement your main dish without over powering it. But what is even better is that they are quick and easy to make. So break out the eggs, cheese and pepper snag the kids from in front of the XBox and have them help you bake up a batch of Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers for a great Easter dinner!

Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers

Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers

A light salt and pepper popover that will go perfect with a Easter ham dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 3/4 C. A-P Flour
  • 3/4 C. Whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. Pink peppercorn, ground
  • 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese, shredded room temperature
  • 2-4 Tbsp. Butter, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F, 400°F if using a convection oven.
  2. Generously coat the inside of your popover pan with the room temperature butter.
  3. Place the pan in the oven to heat 5 minutes before you are ready to add the batter.
  4. Now in a medium mixing bowl, or a 8 cup Pyrex measuring cup, add in the melted butter, flour, milk, eggs and pink peppercorn and whisk until the batter is smooth, the batter should be thin like crepe batter.
  5. Remove the hot popover pan from the oven and fill the pan cups halfway full, top each popover with a heap of parmesan cheese and return the pan back to the oven.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes if you are using a standard popover pan or 20 minutes if you are using a mini popover pan.
  7. DO NOT open the oven door while the popovers are baking.
  8. Remove the popovers from the oven, with a sharp knife slit a small thin hole into each popover to let the excess steam out and serve right away so they don't get soggy.
  9. Popovers really don't store well so I suggest you gobble them all up in one serving.

Notes

Helpful Hints:

There is no need to use pink peppercorns, black will work just as well, I just wanted to use a milder peppercorn as not to over power a ham dinner.

Use as much pepper and cheese as you would like. I made these popovers mild but if you like a strong pepper or cheese taste feel free to add more.

Adapted from Bobby Flay

http://truebluebaking.com/2014/04/13/parmesan-pepper-popovers/

Alrighty that is it for the Easter recipes. I want to wish you all a happy Easter, or Passover, and please drop back by after you try these savory Parmesan & Pink Peppercorn Popovers and let me know how you liked them, I love reading your comments and I really do read them all!

Until next time everyone… Enjoy!

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