Pretty Simple Popovers

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Pretty Simple Popovers | A Couple Cooks

Pretty Simple Popovers | A Couple Cooks

Pretty Simple Popovers | A Couple Cooks

As the seasons change, a new one has begun for us. As of this week, both Alex and I are full-time A Couple Cooks. For years, we’ve both been working full-time at a technical writing business here in Indianapolis. I was at the company for 13 years and Alex for 10 years. (If you’re wondering, I was his boss!) We’re incredibly grateful for our time in the business world working with corporate clients, which gave us a huge amount of experience and knowledge. Our work in food started as a hobby seven years ago. As of this week, Alex and I are officially both creative entrepreneurs working in the food industry…and officially co-parenting little Mr. Larson. It’s a new chapter!

The focus of this new season is creating margin, space for exploration, and focusing on family. Our 20’s and early 30’s were full of work, work, and more work. Once Larson entered our life, we knew it was time to press the Reset button. Our passion for cooking, food writing, and photography has also grown to a place where we wanted more time and space to explore it further. This transition also coincides with the launch of our cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking, and we’re thrilled to have more time to devote to A Couple Cooks endeavors. A few changes and updates to what we do here:

  • Are you a blogger or creative who needs maintenance or WordPress backend help? We’ll now offer this as a service.
  • Are you a brand or cookbook author who needs product photography or food photography? We’ll be increasing our freelance photography capacity.
  • We’ll continue to offer recipe development and food photography services.
  • We’ll have more capacity for events related to home cooking, healthy lifestyle, food photography, food writing, social media, and creative entrepreneurship. More to come!

Now for the recipe. To celebrate Pretty Simple Cooking, we wanted to share with you one of our simplest recipes: popovers! When we’re looking for a side item to go with a soup or salad, popovers are an easy way to get homemade bread on the table.

What’s a popover? It’s kind of like a dinner roll, but on the inside it’s custardy and filled with air! The name comes from literally “popping over” the sides of the pan. It’s perfect as a side roll for the holidays, and it couldn’t be simpler. (Honestly, it should be called Really Truly Simple Popovers, but we couldn’t resist the pun.) The recipe is easy to memorize: whisk 2 eggs, when whisk in 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The popovers are baked in a hot oven until they “pop” up, then the temperature is lowered so the insides can finish baking. They go well alongside anything, especially a cozy soup or a main dish salad. For example, try them with this Tomato Artichoke Lentil Stew, which we eat each Christmas Eve!

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This recipe is…

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Supremely Simple Popovers


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, for greasing

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the eggs and blend until whipped and pale yellow.
  2. Microwave the milk 30 to 40 seconds until warm to the touch, but not hot. Add the milk, flour and salt to the blender and blend until just combined into a batter. Allow to rest while the oven is preheating.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F. Place a pizza stone or pizza steel* inside the oven to preheat.
  4. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter; liberally brush the butter in and around the muffin cups. Place the muffin tin in the oven directly on the pizza stone or peel to preheat.
  5. When the oven is ready, pour the batter into the muffin tin so that each of the 12 cups is about halfway full.
  6. Bake 25 minutes until the popovers are puffed and browned. Allow to cool for a minute or two, then remove from the cups (using a knife to loosen if necessary) and serve hot. Best served immediately. If making in advance, heat them in a 350F oven until warm and crisp, about 5 minutes.

Notes

Using a pizza stone helps to regulate the heat inside the oven and ensure consistent baking!

 

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Chris
    November 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    You are both inspiring! I appreciate your kind attitude, the positive words, chasing your dream… I wish you nothing but success and joy. And yummy popovers!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Haha thank you, Chris! That means a lot and thank you for reading along with this crazy journey!

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    Kelsey
    November 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    This is such an exciting announcement! I am so happy for you. All your work, patience, and perseverance has led you to this point where you’re able to make this decision for your family. Felicidades!

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      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you Kelsey! Thank you for being so incredibly supportive through it all. We could’t do it without you!

  • Reply
    Sarah | Well and Full
    November 30, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Woohooo!! So excited to see what will be in store here at A Couple Cooks :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! Thank you for being along for the ride :)

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    Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen
    November 30, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Congratulations! What an exciting step to make! Can’t wait to see everything that is in store for you!

    xoxo

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Lauren! We truly appreciate your support through it all!

  • Reply
    Taylor
    December 1, 2017 at 10:34 am

    That is so exciting! Congratulations to both of you! It’s so inspirational to see people carve out a lifestyle that works for them. :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you! It will be a learning process but we’re excited to give it a try! Thank you so much for your support!

  • Reply
    Abby @ Heart of a Baker
    December 1, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Congrats to both of you on making the leap! It’s so exciting to work in what you truly love and are passionate about, you guys are doing an amazing job!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Abby! Thank you for your support as we navigate this new adventure.

  • Reply
    Kathleen
    December 3, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Sonia, This recipe sounds yummy; I can’t wait to make it. Is it possible to use whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour or ivory wheat flour in place of the all purpose flour? Thanks!

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      Kathleen
      December 4, 2017 at 12:13 am

      Sorry – Sonja!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Kathleen! Thanks for the comment. We have not tested other types of flours and sometimes the denseness of whole wheat can cause them to be less “popped”. You could certainly try, but I’d do it as 25% or so to allow for the rise that’s needed!

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    Katie | Whole Nourishment
    December 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I love making popovers, and they’re usually on my holiday meal menu, so I’m happy to see them featured here. Thanks for not over complicating them. And a big congrats on this new chapter in your life. It’s fantastic to see people taking the leap of faith to create the flexible, independent lifestyle they desire and carve out space to co-parent!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Katie! We truly appreciate your encouragement in this space and offline over the years — it means the world!

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        Katie | Whole Nourishment
        December 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

        Made these for Christmas day meal and they were perfect! Used spelt flour instead and added a Tbsp melted butter, plus chives. So, so easy.

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          Sonja
          January 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

          Oh fantastic! I’m so glad they worked out. I love the idea of adding chives too!

  • Reply
    Claire
    December 19, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Congrats, you two!! So excited to see ACC grow :)
    -Claire
    tallgirlbigworld.com

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks for your part in it! So happy to have you on board.

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