The other day I posted a recipe for Mini Crab Puffs… and if you remember I told you it was basically a popover batter .. but because of the crab in it.. it is a more solid mini… and more like a light muffin than a popover… well… if you like popovers.. you will like this new recipe…
Mini Cheese and Bacon Popovers are just that… mini popovers.. a little crusty on the outside.. and airy, soft layers on the inside.
They also make a terrific hors’dourves … easy to make.. and virtually fool proof.. they’re absolutely delicious… best of all .. they’re really is inexpensive to make .. a perfect addition to a party.
Since popovers are basically an outer shell and soft layers on the inside with lots of air.. if you want a flavored popover.. you need strong flavors.
I know it sounds like a lot of bacon in the ingredients.. but you need quite a bit… otherwise you can barely taste the bacon… I know.. I tried this.
I used green onion in these.. I highly recommend you use green onion.. it gives the popover a really nice flavor and balances out the cheese and bacon.
As for the cheese… I used a sharp cheddar… I highly recommend you use it.. again.. it needs flavor and the sharp cheddar helps.. but you can try these with a lighter cheese if you prefer.
I used my mini chopper to chop the bacon, if it clumps up… don’t worry it will break apart when you make the batter.
The baking times and temps are slightly different than the other recipe.. this one took a bit longer to brown.
The recipe uses bread flour… again.. I highly recommend you use the bread flour as opposed to all purpose flour.. the brea d flour will help it rise nicely and will help keep them from collapsing..
These were just yummy... why wait to have guests to try them.. enjoy them yourself!
Recipe: Mini Cheese and Bacon Popovers
All you need:
1 ¼ cup whole milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup bread flour
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup green onion, chopped green and white parts
6-9 strips of smoked bacon, cooked and finely chopped
All you need to do:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Spray the mini muffin tins with cooking oil spray.
Add the milk, flour and salt to a large mixing bowl and using the whisk attachment beat until smooth and no lumps.
Add the eggs, one at a time…beating the egg in after each addition.
Mix in spices, cheese, bacon and green onion.
Fill the muffin tin ¾ full.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Turn out onto a cooling rack.
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