Monday, 9 June 2014

Strawberry popovers + #CookBlogShare 9 -16 June

Organising a link party and having no entries is the virtual equivalent of throwing a real party and having only your brother turn up. Luckily I was spared such fate thanks to all of you lovely linkers who turned up for the inaugural #CookBlogShare. I am so happy you joined in!

The event was an international affair  – thank you so much for entering everyone. I was going to mention each and every one of the participants but I am suffering with an awful migraine so I hope you will forgive me if I only highlight three recipes. 


Clockwise from top left we have Cauliflower Fritters courtesy of Norma from Allspice and Nutmeg, a Blackberry Jam Cake with Maple Chocolate Ganache from Gemma the Cinnmon Girl and finally Curly Wurly Brownies by Sophie of Sophie Loves Food.  Don't they all look drool-worthy? 

To get week of 9-16 #CookBlogShare party started I am going to share a deceptively simple but very tasty recipe for Strawberry Popovers. Essentially these are good ol' Yorkshire puddings of the sweet rather than savoury variety. They are quick and super easy to make and make a fantastic last minute dessert served with strawberries and cream or even vanilla ice cream.


Strawberry popovers

Strawberry popovers

Poppy seed popovers
Makes 12 -18 
125 | 1 cup plain flour, sifted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon zest
180ml | 6.1 fl oz milk 
Vegetable shortening to grease tray

To serve
200g | 7oz strawberries hulled and quartered
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod
A few drops balsamic vinegar
Softly whipped cream or yogurt mixed with a tsp poppy seeds

Method
  1. Mix the strawberries with the sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and balsamic vinegar and set them aside while you prepare the popovers. 
  2. Preheat the oven to as hot as it will go. Rub a little vegetable shortening into the holes of a muffin or patty tin.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl, stir in the sugar, poppy seeds, vanilla and zest.
  4. Add the eggs and mix them in. Gradually add the milk until you have a smooth batter. Let this rest for 15-20 mins.
  5. While the batter rests, put the prepared muffin tray in the oven for 15 mins.
  6. Take the muffin tray out (beware it will be very hot!) and carefully pour batter in each of the holes – it should sizzle.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until the popovers are puffed and golden. Set aside to cool.
  8. Drain the strawberries and reserve their juice.
  9. Put a little whipped cream or yogurt in the popovers, add the strawberries and drizzle some of their juice.
Sweet Yorkshire puddings
Strawberry popovers

Directly below is a brand new #CookBlogShare ‘linky’ ready for you to add any recipe posts you would like to share. All recipes and food bloggers are welcome. All I ask is that you display the badge and link back to this post – please note that I will remove any links that don't.


#CookBlogShare guidelines
• Link up your post using the InLinkz tool below
• Mandatory: please add the “Cook, Blog, Share” badge to your post and link to this page.
• Please enter only once. 
• Spread the word - lets get this party started! 
• Come back next Monday to check the write up and join a new #CookBlogShare link party.
• Tweet me your entry @supergolden88 using #CookBlogShare hashtag and I will RT.
• Do check the other entries if you get a chance and share the comment love.

Grab this HTML code to display the badge in your blog post

<a href="http://s794.photobucket.com/user/supergolden88/media/9af5d0df-b279-4c3c-92ad-fc98f562a39a_zpsaca21226.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/supergolden88/9af5d0df-b279-4c3c-92ad-fc98f562a39a_zpsaca21226.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 9af5d0df-b279-4c3c-92ad-fc98f562a39a_zpsaca21226.jpg"/></a>


Comment With:
OR
The Choice is Yours!

4 comments:

  1. Such a great recipe, it looks so nice, summery and festive!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These look lovely! I'm a big fan of Yorkshire puddings - never thought of making a sweet one! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look so tasty and one of my favourite fruits is strawberries.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'll eat anything with strawberries :)

    ReplyDelete