The Best, The Worse.....Popovers that Pop and Creme Puffs that Plopped

Do not be afraid to try something new or a new way of doing things. Popovers were quick & easy to make like Suzy likes to make. The cream puffs were something Sharon made often growing up but never used a pastry bag for. The poof in the puffs, while let’s just say the shape of the poof was minus the f.

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Suzy Popover Recipe

Preheat oven to 450 F Butter or grease pans liberally (depending on your pan they can really stick) you can dust them with sugar, flour or even Parmesan cheese

All ingredients should be room temperature 

1 cup milk

1 tblsp melted butter

1 cup flour

Add one at a time 2 beaten eggs

The batter should be no heavier than cream (add more milk if needed)

Fill cups 3/4 full. Do not overfill. Bake at once for 15 minutes. Without opening oven door reduce the heat to 350 and bake 20 minutes longer.  The sidewalls must be firm otherwise the sides will collapse. Prick with a knife to let steam escape. Carefully remove from pan. Serve warm with butter or one of the toppings from Episode 8. 

In the video Sharon showing a pastry bag that was a plop. So she recommends using spoons or a scoop. Pictured above is successful scooped Cream Puffs filled with homemade whipped cream she demonstrates in Episode 8 

Sharon Cream Puff  Recipe

Preheat oven to 425

All ingredients should be at room temperature 

1 cup water

1/2 cup butter

2 tsp sugar

1 cup flour 

3 eggs ( add a fourth if not glossy)

1 beaten egg and 1 1/2 tsp water for egg wash 

In saucepan bring water,butter, sugar to a rolling boil, remove immediately stir in flour. Return to heat stirring to remove moisture from batter.

Scrape mixture into mixer bowl, with mixer running (Sharon did this by hand) add one egg at a time. The batter should be thick but should drop easily from beaters. 

Scoop or spoon on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a pastry bag if you are experienced in using one otherwise they may end up looking like poo.

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