I started this week with lots of items on my to-do list and so many baking ideas. Fast forward to Wednesday and I was suddenly half way through the week, tons of emails to answer, deadlines to meet, laundry to fold, and my to-do list was getting longer instead of shorter. That’s life, I get it.
The best solution to all these problems would be hiring an intern to do all the stuff I don’t want to deal with. Like entering business transaction in Quickbooks, making invoice in Quickbooks, categorizing things in Quickbooks, and just dealing with Quickbooks in general. Cause let’s be real – there was a reason why I changed my major mid-way in college. Accounting isn’t my forte. Oh, and I would also need said intern to do my laundry, clean the house, and occasionally cook. Is this possible? Can this happen? Probably not.
Instead of searching for an intern/maid/cook/person-that-will-do-everything-I-don’t-want-to-do, I decided to make popovers. It doesn’t solve my issue of long to-do lists that never end, but the deliciousness just overrules it all. It’s much easier to deal with it when you have this goodness by your side. Now excuse me as I go eat these and pretend I have nothing else to do.
- For the popovers:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- For Coating:
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Make sure to grease the muffin tin or popover pan to avoid any sticking.
- Place melted butter, eggs, yogurt, salt and cinnamon in a bowl (or blender) and mix. Once everything is blended together add in flour and mix for about 10 seconds, just smooth.
- Pour batter into muffin/popover tin. Fill about half way. Bake for 35 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let popovers cool for a few minutes in the pan. Once ready remove and place on cooling rack.
- Now melt the butter. This will used as the “glue” for the cinnamon sugar coating. In a separate bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.
- One melted, using a pastry brush, brush the butter over the popovers then cover in cinnamon sugar coating.
- Best when served fresh out the oven.
Recipe adapted from Marin Mama Cooks
Photo by Blush + Jelly