Next time you want something special with brunch without the added effort bake up a batch of Miniature Lemon Poppy Popovers. They look fancy but a simple to make with a hint of lemon and don’t forget the strawberry butter.
I think the calendar is lying to me. I’m having a hard time believe Mother’s Day is this Sunday, for some reason I feel like it should be later in the month. Maybe it’s because we’ve had such a late start to the spring and I’m feeling a little thrown off.
Either way, Mother’s Day is approaching and are you ready to celebrate Mom (or yourself if you are one)?
I always get a little sad on Mother’s Day since I can’t physically be with mine. Distance keeps us apart, and while flowers, a present or cookies are sent, it’s never the same as spending the day with her.
This is the reason why I love to come up with a recipe just for my mom every year.
It’s one that I think your mom might love too but I know it’s just a little extra special for me.
I don’t know what it is about popovers but they always remind me of mom. She’d make them very occasionally at home – every now and then a full Sunday brunch would get served. No reason except that my mom loved to cook, you see where I get it from now? The popover pans would get dusted off and the most beautiful looking popovers would come towering out of the oven ready to be smeared with butter, steam still coming out of them as you teared it open.
Popovers aren’t hard to bake if you’ve never tried them before and felt too intimidated in the past and you don’t need a special pan to do it. They’ll still rise beautifully in your muffin tin, perhaps not as high but there’s no need to run out and buy the pan.
This time though I wanted to scale it down a bite, make them bite size, perfect for a brunch feast with flavored butter to top it off with. That’s the one thing – popovers while easy and fancy don’t have much going on in the flavor department. These guys have a hint of lemon and a crunch of poppy seeds but they still need something extra and your strawberry butter does the trick.