Recipes for the Holidays: Eggnog Popovers

I LOVE Christmas.  It’s the one time of the year when you can find eggnog everywhere.  I’ve never cooked without eggnog, until this morning.  I found this recipe on Slashfood, and just HAD to try it.  They turned out really good.  Even my fiancee’s daughter liked them, and she hates eggs.  The taste reminded me of French toast somewhat, but the eggnog flavor was definitely there…and oh, the smell as they were baking…I had a hard time keeping the oven door closed! 🙂

So here we go…enjoy these, and sorry there are no pictures again, but the camera battery is dead…

Eggnog Popovers

2 large eggs
1 cup eggnog
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 tbsp melted butter for the pan

1. Preheat the oven to 450F.  Heat a 6-cup muffin tin, greased well with the melted butter, in the oven for 5 minutes while you mix the batter.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog, vanilla and nutmeg. When smooth, whisk in flour and salt.

3. Remove heated muffin tin from oven and quickly divide the batter into the muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes at 450F, then use a sharp knife to poke a small hole in the top of each popover to release steam and prevent them from deflating and reduce oven heat to 375F.

4. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.  Makes 6 popovers.