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Tuesdays With Dorie: Popovers August 21, 2012

Filed under: Baking,Baking With Julia,Bread,Tuesdays With Dorie — pastrybrush @ 3:18 pm

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This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie is being hosted by Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes and Amy of Bake With Amy. They are hosting for POPOVERS, which is located on page 213 in Baking With Julia.

I have actually never made Popovers before.

SHOCKING!!!!

Wait, there is a possibility that I made them in one of my food classes in college, but I am just not 100% sure.

Anyways, these were actually VERY easy to make, and the added bonus was that I didn’t have to buy popover pan. The directions actually were for using a muffin pan or custard cups. The only thing you need to remember is to only pour batter in every other hole because popovers get HUGE. Or as the name suggests, they pop over.

I made these with dinner for Monday night. I knew I needed something for us to dip them into because popovers aren’t too flavorful. They are essentially a vehicle for dipping or slathering jam on. I made my version of Salisbury Steak with a sautéed onion and white wine gravy, accompanied by rice and roasted asparagus. Mike is always SHOCKED when I pull a meal out of my….the recesses of my brain. Then I usually have to take him through what I did so that he can try to replicate it later.

The popovers were the perfect vehicle to slop up the leftover sauce/gravy. Emma even enjoyed some of the Salisbury Steak, she kept asking for more off my plate when her mouth was still full, silly baby.

Moral of the recipe, Popovers are an excellent addition to almost any meal.

 

Tuesdays With Dorie: Berry Galette August 7, 2012

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This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie is being hosted by Lisa of Tomato Thymes in the Kitchen and Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness. The recipe they are investigating is the Berry Galette, which is located on page 377 of Baking With Julia.

I decided to mix it up this week and most stick with just berries. The peaches at the market have been simple perfect lately, and that has to be one of my many favorite things. I am hoping that Mike will plant some freestone peach trees in the next year. We just planted some apple trees, which will take about 4 years to start producing. Which will be just in time for Emma to be old enough to start helping in the kitchen.

Back to the peach situation.

To keep with the berry theme, I decided to add a few raspberries.

Who doesn’t love the combination of peaches and raspberries. Peach Melba, yummmmm.

The Galette dough was very easy to put together and I accidentally made a full batch of dough. So I guess I will be making the Tomato and Cheese Galette tomorrow, especially with the fresh tomatoes and basil growing in the garden.

I did have a little leakage while baking the galette so I was unable to plate it because the bottom was compromised. But the taste was simple and perfect. The sweetness of the peaches and the tartness from the raspberries was a perfect match. The cornmeal in the galette dough gave the crust a nice texture and flavor.