I’ve been on the road too much.
What? Did I really just say that? I never expected to hear those words come out of my mouth. But they did. And that’s just how I currently feel.
I’ve been on and off the road for the last 2 months and I’m wiped out. Flying here and there and talking all about Absolutely Avocados and how every single person should probably own a copy because it’s good for their well being. But I miss being home. I miss sleeping in my own bed. I miss eating dinner with my husband every night. I miss my little cat who probably has no idea that I’m gone and prefers it when I am because she totally likes Thomas better. And I miss the act of leisurely cooking. The act of taking time to wake up, hang out in bed watching some National Geographic show on penguins or something, and then making my way to the kitchen a bit later to whip up some brunch for me and my honey. (hunny? I don’t know which it is. Mom – I’m sure I’ll get a text from you clearing this all up shortly)
One weekend recently, when I actually was home, I made these seriously freaking delicious Cheddar Chive Popovers for breakfast. The recipe comes from one of my newest cookbook additions Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack from Adrianna of A Cozy Kitchen.
The book is packed to the brim with sweet and savory ideas for pancakes. And while I know popovers aren’t a traditional pancake, it’s one of my favorite recipes from the book. Adrianna knows her pancakes. This girl could whip up a mean brunch with her eyes closed and impress any guest. Each recipe in the book looks better than the last (I mean how is that even possible) and you suddenly feel the need to eat pancakes in every way shape or form for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
This book has it all. From basic buttermilk pancakes to german apple popovers to smoked gouda sweet potato latkes, to curried cauliflower fritters, I mean the possibilites are endless.
I had the hardest time choosing what to make first. So luckily my facebook fans picked for me. Hands down the Cheddar Chive Popovers won. People were pumped, and so was I.
These popovers are not only delicious, but they are filled with chives and freshly grated cheddar cheese. 2 of my most favorite things in life. Plus they are crazy impressive looking when they first come out of the oven and are literally puffed up so high. If we’re friends over on instagram you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Omg they are fun. You should make them. And if you’re a pancake lover like myself, you’re going to need this book!
And because it’s Monday. And we haven’t given anything away in ages. And I ate a boat load of popovers. And yesterday was Fathers Day, and I know some of you still need to get a gift for dad, I’m giving away 2 copes of Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack.
All you’ve got to do is leave a comment here letting me know your all time FAVORITE pancake. I’ll pick a winner on Friday (June 21st and ship out your books before I leave for surprise vacation.) Ready set go!
Congratulations Jennifer Paine and and Stephie on winning the books! Just messaged ya both for your mailing address 🙂
Cheddar Chive Popovers + A Giveaway
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups whole milk at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives minced
- 1 cup sharp cheddar finely grated
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously coat a muffin pan with the vegetable oil or spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt. In a measuring cup, measure out milk, add the eggs, and beat until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until nearly smooth. The batter will be thin with a few lumps. Fold in ½ cup of the cheddar cheese and the chives. If you’d like, you can transfer the batter to a large measuring cup or bowl with a spout; this will make it easier to pour the batter into the muffin wells.
- Preheat the muffin pan in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the hot pan and carefully pour the batter into each well, filling them a little more than halfway. Top with the remaining ½ cup cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until tall, puffed, and golden brown.