As Josephine Morris, from York, England, taught Lindsay Sterling in New Gloucester, ME.
Note: Josephine served these as part of her Sunday dinner, with roast beef, leeks in cheddar sauce, potatoes and gravy. They're also great by themselves for breakfast or brunch with jam and butter. In the U.S., these are called "popovers" because they puff up and pop over the edge of the container when they're cooking.
Cooking time: 45 min
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups milk
- 5 small eggs (or 4 large)
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- muffin pan(s) for 24 muffins
- hot pads
1. Take milk and eggs out of the fridge so they become room temperature.
2. Turn the oven temp up to 425 degrees F.
3. Pour a teaspoon of oil in each hole of the muffin pan and stick the muffin pan in the oven to preheat.
4. In a blender, combine 5 eggs, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups milk. Blend until smooth. When blender is stopped, look to see if there are air bubbles showing on the top of the batter. If not, blend a bit more.
5. Remove the hot muffin tin from the oven and pour batter to fill 1/3 of each mold. Put in over.
6. After fifteen minutes and give the pan a turn for even cooking. After five minutes (or when popovers are puffed up and a little golden, turn off oven and open oven door to let popovers cool down gradually (this helps them keep their shape).