Last Saturday was a gloomy and cloudy day. The sun was shy to come out. I wish I could pull my blanket over my head and sleep in. Too bad it was only a wishful thinking. Having a baby will no longer give you the luxury of sleeping in on weekends. Babycakes decided to wake up before 9am. Great. Tak bagi Mummy chance langsung! Sigh. I had to drag myself out of bed because she was busy picking my nose, pinching my cheeks, poking my eyes, slapping my face, slapping my body, peeling my pants. -_- Hubby had work on most Saturdays now (pfft) so I was left alone with Babycakes at home. I gave her breakfast and let her play her toys in front. I then went to the kitchen and made Cheesy Popovers for breakfast. I found the recipe in The Sun newspaper on Friday I think. I copied the recipe and it was so easy. Here is the recipe:
1 cup flour - It didn't say what flour so I simply used all-purpose flour I had in the kitchen
1 cup milk- I used UHT milk
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sausages- The recipe calls for ham but I only have sausages so I cut them into tiny pieces
Cheddar cheese according to liking- The recipe calls for grated cheddar cheese (I can't remember the exact amount) but I only have the sliced cheddar cheese so that will do
1 onion- The recipe calls for spring onion
Pepper to taste
Beat eggs, milk and melted butter in a bowl. Add the flour, sausages, onion, salt and pepper to taste and mix accordingly. In the meantime, preheat oven at 220 degrees celcius and put a muffin pan in the oven to heat it. Take the muffin pan out, brush lightly with some butter and pour in the batter about 3/4 full. The recipe says to mix the cheese with the batter but instead I just shred them into tiny pieces and put in the muffin pan. Bake for about 15 minutes until they are golden brown. Take out and serve.
The recipe yielded 18 pieces of cheesy popovers. According to the article that came with the recipe, the name popover came about because the batter 'pops over' when baked. The author was curious with the name and he/she actually searched on Wikipedia. My muffin pan was not hollow so they are a bit flat. The taste is yummy with the bits of sausage and cheese. Of course you can vary the recipe and add stuffs to your liking e.g. chopped peppers/capsicum, mushroom, chicken pieces etc. Maybe if I use self-raising flour or add a teeny bit of baking powder, the popover will rise more. I shall experiment again. If you don't have an oven or a muffin pan, I guess you could try making them as pancakes as the batter is really the same.
|A bit hangus coz I had to keep my eyes on Babycakes who was playing in front and also keep her away from the kitchen. We seriously need to get the safety gate to install at the kitchen entrance.|
After baking, I gave Babycakes a bath and I made myself a nice mug of Nescafe and I sat down to eat my cheesy popovers. Guess who's sharing with me?
Babycakes loved it!