Gingerbread Popovers

by doughmesstic on December 14, 2011

in breakfast, gingerbread, holidays

 

I can’t seem to get enough gingerbread in my diet this Christmas.  I swear, anything that sits still long enough has gotten a spicy holiday makeover.  Cheesecake (forthcoming!), Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies, Beignets, and now popovers.

gingerbread-popovers

As you are probably aware, I am a huge proponent of popovers, and they really need to become more popular. They should at least be as popular as French Toast and pancakes.  They are every bit as easy, and even more delicious.  So what’s the hold up, America?

Let’s promote the popover to the grand trilogy of breakfast items to douse in syrup.

Too late – I declared it so.

And so it is.

Let’s commemorate the occasion with Gingerbread Popovers.  To make them even more celebratory, feel free to cover them in Biscoff Syrup.  Or whipped cream with a little nutmeg and cinnamon thrown in.  Or eggnog syrup.  You could do that, you know.  Or, if the making of the popovers did you in, there’s nothing wrong at all with a squirt or two of Aunt Jemima.

Go on with your bad self.

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Gingerbread Popovers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 2-3 mini popovers

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsps molasses
  • 3 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Divide the butter into the cups of your Pop Over Pan. (If you don’t own one, you can use a muffin tin, but you will need to use all 12 cups. Just divide the butter up evenly) Place the pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter.
  2. In medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, vanilla, spices, molasses and sugar, then whisk in the flour. Pour the batter into the butter filled cups. Return to oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for another 20 minutes. Drizzle with Biscoff Syrup or your favorite syrup, and whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!
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If you’re looking for a giveaway, you’ll just have to hold your horses for a few hours.  I’m too busy celebrating the induction of the popovers to their trilogy.  But there WILL be one, I promise!   So check back this afternoon for more info.

imageSpeaking of trilogies (dig that segue) – have you read The Hunger Games?  I can NOT believe I fell into another young adult series.  I mean, come ON, I’m in my thirties.  I read the Twilight series, like 90% of the world.  And then, in a weak moment after seeing the preview to The Hunger Games, I finally bought it.  I promptly read it in about 3 hours, and then I was stuck…continue, or let it go?

Amazon won out in under 32 seconds and I had the next two books delivered to the iPad before I could say trackerjacker.

I have to admit I’m looking forward the movie.  Which scares me.  Because I know it will be full of kids, and I forced myself to imagine older people while reading the books.  Like Brad Pitt as Finnick.  It kept me from feeling all grody when lusting after him, ya know?

I should stop talking now.

In case you haven’t read the series though, I do recommend it. It was an easy read, nicely done, exciting, and finally, a little different.  No vampires.

Give it a shot.

And now, so I sound like a grown up, I also really enjoyed A Thousand Splendid Suns.

So there.

See ya back here later!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Clisty B December 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

Matched is another good young adult series.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 14, 2011 at 8:51 am

Dear me! These are lovely!

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leslie December 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

Mmmmm.these look FABULOUS!!!
I have Hungry Games in my Kindle..haven’t had a chance to get past the 5th chapter yet. But Twilight….read the whole series in 8 days!!!

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Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living December 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

I’m sold. I’ve been tempted to get this book, but just haven’t. Now I feel I must.

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Debbie December 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

I did read all three of the Hunger Games books. Loved them and I am in my 50s. Am excited about the movie also.

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jo-lyn@jo-lyns cup cakes n' candies December 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

HUNGER.GAMES.TRILOGY. ohmygosh!! *love* twilight,too ridiculous, right?!? i know, i’m in my thirties, too….sigh by the way, i am going to gain every single one of the 40 pounds i managed to lose reading this blog!! well not reading this blog but making the stuff i get from READING THIS BLOG!!! ;)

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Umm yeah, my boyfriend basically pushed the first book in the series into my hands this weekend and said, “READ.” And I may or may not have proceeded to do so for the next three days straight (stopping to go to my 9-5 job, oops). I realize I should probably be ashamed of this. Alas, I’m just dying to get my hands on the next two…

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Kristin December 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Holy crap I am lovin me some gingerbread too!! Must try these!!

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Lauren December 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!! I even have all the stuff for those. Breakfast tomorrow? Yes.

Hunger Games = awesome. The first book was the best, but definitely keep going. They’re all good.

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Aisha December 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Looks and sounds delish (The popovers, that is)!

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Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I’ve read the first book and I am excited to see the movie!

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Carrie December 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Started reading the first book and found it so disturbing I didn’t know if I could finish. Now I am mid book 3. I had to see it through! The “game” still bothers me but it has made me think. A lot. And that’s what a good book should do, right?

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BrerMatt December 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it out!!!!

And I loved the Hunger Games trilogy too. The movie looks good.

And I haven’t read A Thousand Splendid Suns, so you’re way ahead of me. Of course, I didn’t take two advanced courses on Milton, either.

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Kristin December 16, 2011 at 10:21 am

Holy crap, I love me some gingerbread too!! Must try these!!

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