The powers that be in the culinary world offer us another yummy holiday, National Blueberry Popover Day! Not turnover (triangle shaped pastry) but POPover! Run, don’t walk, to the kitchen to try these interesting and flavorsome treats.
History of National Blueberry Popover Day
The popover is an American twist on a Yorkshire pudding. Reportedly popular with settlers in Portland Oregon the treat was known as a Portland popover. Culinary records date the Yorkshire pudding from the 17th Century. The first time that the popover shows up in a cookbook was in 1876. The book was called Practical Cooking by M.N. Henderson.
There are so many variations of popover that you can fit them to suit any occasion. The base is a simple batter made with eggs, milk, flour and salt. By adding herbs and meat a savory roll is created. Make it sweet by filling with custard or cream and of course blueberries! Make with the simple batter for a buttery classic that will have a huge wow factor when serving.
How to celebrate National Blueberry Popover Day
To celebrate National Blueberry Popover Day head out to the garden and pick some blueberries, or easier, grab some at the market! Blueberries are usually always available at the store, so if you don’t have fresh or it is out of season, you can always satisfy the craving for popovers. When you get the berries home, make sure to give them a good rinse to wash before adding to the batter!
When you have the berries on hand it is time to pick a recipe. This might be a good time to see if there is a family favorite as this is a classic treat that is sure to have been made by many generations! If you are in need of a new recipe, head over to the internet and you will be rewarded with many options. The options are most likely going to be very similar as these are very simple to make.
To properly celebrate, you’ll need to have an audience for your “tada!” moment! So, call upon spouses, children, family or friends to join you for a sweet treat! When you set these on the table you will have become a baking hero to your loved ones!
Even in today’s fast paced life, taking an extra hour out to offer this little bit of homemade goodness is a great way to show how much you love those around you. They will be sure to shower you with smiles in return thinking your culinary magic was much more difficult than it is. The recipe is so easy that even children who are new to the kitchen can help. What a way to inspire the next generation of bakers!Use National Blueberry Popover Day to make memories in the kitchen that can last a lifetime. It may even be a moment in time that can begin a love affair with the culinary world! Did you snap pictures of your creations? Use #BlueberryPopoverDay to share your experience on social media.
Use National Blueberry Popover Day to make memories in the kitchen that can last a lifetime. It may even be a moment in time that can begin a love affair with the culinary world! Did you snap pictures of your creations? Use #BlueberryPopoverDay to share your experience on social media.