Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ratio Rally Popovers

So, I had a brilliant idea for something I had never made before let alone eaten. Never had popovers you say? Don't really know what they are?!

Yeah, I was clueless. Does this make me a bad, Anglophile? I don't know. I know that waiting until the weekend before the rally was probably not the wisest move on my part. In my defense the first two weeks were spent in Florida with the family, and I have been working like a fiend or having migraines/vertigo since getting back. I don't think my motivation was helped by the reported results of other ralliers who were having issues with this month's ratio.

So despite my best plans. I didn't start until Saturday. And no I didn't start with plain ones. I went all out with my wild idea, which didn't really work out flavor wise. I did find a great starting place for my recipe though at Spectacularly Delicious. It wasn't to far off Rhulman's ratio either of 1:1:2 (egg:flour:liquid). With my puree, the ratio came out to 1:1:1.5 with a smidge of fat.

I don't know if these are "proper" popovers, but I know one little Monkey who will love them as much as I do. So without further ado, I give you the Ratio Rally's take on Popover's.

Chocolate-Sweet Potato Popovers

4 eggs
8 ounces chocolate almond milk
4 ounces sweet potato puree*
130 grams teff flour
80 grams brown rice flour
50 grams arrowroot starch
3 Tablespoons butter, melted

*Sweet potato puree:
1/2 boiled, peeled sweet potato
1/4 Cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
8 drops vanilla stevia

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place eggs, milk and butter into the blender. Blend. :) In your now empty glass measuring cup, place the ingredients for the puree. Microwave on high for one minute. Remove and mash with a fork until well combined. Add to blender. Mix. Add the flours, and blend until smooth. Place your muffin tin/popover pan/whatever you are using in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Remove and liberally coat with cooking spray. Fill cups about 2/3 full and bake for 40 minutes. Poke small holes in the tops, and bake another five minutes. Remove to a plate and consume immediately. I mean it! Do it before anybody notices there are chocolatey goodies in the house!

P.S. There is enough batter left over that you could might make 4 more popovers to share bringing the total to 16 servings.

from the original batch. just love this photo.


  1. This flavor combination sounds really good. Great job on the popover project.

  2. I hated having to miss out on this month - especially since I love popovers so much. And it sounds like you had a lot going on, too! Great job on getting popovers made for the rally with all of that - and this flavor combo sounds delicious!

  3. Despite everything going on, you still _did_ it. And deliciously so, at that. :) Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thanks all. I really enjoyed them, and after making muffins this evening realized there was a popover recipe right on the box of the King Arthur GF AP flour. :)