Video on How to Make Perfect Popovers
Hi peeps! Guess what? I’m finally posting another video for the blog! Yippee! Gosh, I can’t believe that it’s been 2 years since I posted my lacinato kale salad video tutorial. Oops, Marin mama has been slacking in the video making department, sorry! Hopefully it won’t take me 2 more years to get another one out!
For those of you that follow my blog, you know that I’m pretty much obsessed with kale and popovers. I have 20 kale recipes on my blog (wow, I guess I really am obsessed) and a mere 6 popover recipes, so maybe I’m a tad more obsessed with kale than popovers, but I still love popovers! My friends actually tell me that when I open my Marin mama cooks cafe, (I’m going to try and go for this in the next year or so) that I need to have popovers on the menu, as they’re one of my signature things. I agree, as they’re the perfect carb to pair with soups and salads! Keep your fingers crossed on my cafe idea! It’s one of my dreams!
I’ve been making popovers for at least 10 years, and I make them at least 2 times a week, if not more, so I feel like I have popover making down to a science! I know there are those of you that are still intimidated by making popovers and I totally get it! Hey, I’m intimidated by making anything with yeast, and to this day I’ve never made anything that requires yeast. Yes, that’s a true statement form a food blogger! I think pretty soon I have to face my fear of yeast, don’t you agree? If anyone has any tips for working with yeast, please pass them on.
So seriously, popovers are super easy to make and only require 5 simple pantry ingredients, plus a special popover pan. By the way, I LOVE this popover pan from Nordic Ware. It’s the best popover pan out there in my opinion. I decided to create this video just to show you how easy it is to make the perfect batch of popovers.
I’m going be honest about this video! First off, this video was not done in a fancy studio or anything, it was filmed in my kitchen without any special lighting or microphones. It was also filmed and edited by my daughter Zoe, who I think is pretty talented! GO ZOE!! So it’s pretty much a cute little homemade video made with love!
It’s also pretty much a “live” video, because we just filmed me making up the popovers once, without any retakes, so what you see is what you get! We didn’t rehearse anything beforehand, we just got out the ingredients, turned on the camera and went for it! It was actually a fun way to bond with Zoe and I love the fact that every video on my blog was filmed by my daughter. This truly is a family blog! Ok, so here goes, I hope you all enjoy the video and learn a little something as well…
If after watching this video, you feel inspired to give popover making a try, which I hope you do, here are some links to my favorite popover recipes…
But first, my neighbor and friend Belinda gave popovers a try for the first time after watching my video, and look at how amazing her popovers turned out! Go Belinda!!
Quick and easy popovers. I tend to make traditional popovers the most, as they pair with just about anything and my kids love to have them warmed up for breakfast with some jam or Nutella stuffed inside.
Rosemary and sea salt popovers. These are my kid’s favorite savory popovers! If you like rosemary and sea salt, then you will love these!
Lemon thyme popovers. These popovers are very light and flavorful with a hint of sweetness from the lemon zest.
Sugar-crusted popovers! If you like donuts then you will LOVE these.
By the way… I do know how to clean my oven, it just goes berserk and beeps like crazy when I try the self-cleaning element! Yikes! 😉
So, since I’m so obsessed with anything kale, I’m going to be posting this easy baby kale salad recipe next! It’s a winner in my house! It has toasted almonds, roasted garbanzo beans and a lemon vinagrette! Yum!
Oh, and if you have success with making popovers after watching my video, or after following one of my recipes, please send me your photo! I would love to see it and post it on my blog!
Update: Since you all rock and you’ve all been so supportive, I’m going to have a popover pan giveaway. Stay tuned…