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Popovers and Patience

As we continue this new lifestyle of physical distance and staying home, I know many families are probably experiencing what we are: moments of gratitude and joy in the connection and closeness, and moments of lost patience, irritability, and mourning those we cannot visit with. I find cooking to be one of the genuine and reliable tools to shift the “blah“ days around. When we decide to intentionally work together on a meal, the rest of it can fall away for the sake of the task at hand. We can ignore the screens, the inbox messages, the newsfeeds, and simply be present in the moment.

Patience comes in many ways, and for homes with small children, it can be in allowing them to make a mess, to experiment, to squish and mold and mix and chop. It‘s about allowing them a time of focus, creativity, and sensation. And this brings our collective anxiety and volume down, it helps us remember what we love, and it empowers.

This Saturday, May 23rd, we are making popovers on our live-streamed class. Find us on the Tiny Onion Facebook and Instagram feeds to join live at 10am PST or watch later to bake along on your own time.

Popovers are relatively quick, easy, and the final result is impressive and looks much fancier than they really are.


5 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk of your choice

1 1/2 cups flour of your choice

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

cooking spray for muffin or popover pans

Preheat oven to 450F degrees.

Place popover pans or a muffin tin on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven to heat.

Add the eggs and milk to a bowl and whisk until small bubbles form.

Add in the flour and salt, mix.

Leave some lumps in it, this helps to hold the body of the popovers.

Remove the hot popover pan from the oven. Spray it liberally with cooking spray.

Pour the batter into each popover pan to 3/4 full.

Place it in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.

Reduce the heat to 350 and bake for another 20 minutes.

When you remove it from the oven, immediately turn it over onto a wire rack.

To help keep the shape longer, you can make a small cut on the side of each popover to release some of the steam.

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