Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pop-Up Rolls

These little rolls ~ Yorkshire Puddings,
 are light, crispy and golden brown.
Great with beef and gravy, 
or as a dessert with jam and sweets.

They can be made in a Pop-Up
 pan or a muffin pan.

My recipe is adapted from marthastewart.com.
There is no yeast/leaven used.
Although some people use self-rising flour.
This recipe works well for me and it's
magical to see them rise.


2 large eggs at room temperature.
1 cup milk at room temperature.
1 tsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt.
3 tbsp butter.
1 cup all purpose flour.

    Preheat oven to 425 deg. F.
    The oven rack should be the 3rd lowest from the bottom.

    Place, 1/2 tsp butter in each cup, set aside.
    (I had a too much batter for the pans,
    so I buttered 2 small ramekins. )

    Whisk together,  eggs, milk, sugar, salt
     and 1 tbsp butter, 
    Mix in the flour and blend until smooth,
    with no lumps, set aside.

    Place the prepared pop-up pan (or greased muffin pan)
     in the oven with the butter in, and heat until 
    the butter sizzles, about 2-3 minutes.

    Pour in the batter 3/4 full.
    (Pour from a measuring cup)
    I place my pan on a cookie sheet,
    It makes the hot pan easier to handle.

    Return the filled pan to the oven.

    Bake at 425 deg. F. until the pop-ups are 
    puffed and tops are starting to brown, about 20 minutes.
    (Do not open the oven door)

    Lower oven to 350 deg., and bake for 15 mins.
    until the pop-ups are golden brown.

    Looking through the oven door.

    Amazing how they pop up.

     Nice, crispy and brown...

    Best served immediately while hot.

    Afternoon tea with butter and jam.

    Yorkshire Pudding with roast beef and gravy, 
    A traditional British meal, 
    made with beef drippings.

    The underside of my pan under.  
    I found it at a Thrift Shop.
    Value Village for $2.00

    This also the same as yorkshire pudding and is wonderful when served with roast beef and brown gravy. In our house we always have leftover beef but never any puddings.
    Thanks for your visit 


    Monday, March 26, 2018

    Easter Cookie Bark

    This Easter Cookie Bark
    is very fast and easy to make.
    A no-bake sweet treat 
     with the combination of butterscotch
     and white chocolate chips.

    The ingredients I used.

    In a parchment paper lined pan 
    or cookie sheet, spread the Graham Wafers.

    Melt the butterscotch chip.
    I do it in the microwave at 30 seconds intervals.
    Spread in the butterscotch chips over the wafers. 

    Melt the white chocolate and
    spread lines over the butterscotch chips creating stripes.
    Drag a knife up and down pressing slightly
    to make a ripple effect.

    Add the candy sprinkles

    Place in the fridge to harden.

    When hardened, break or cut up

    I put them in little buckets for Easter giving.

    I added some chocolate hens to the buckets.

    Wrapped in Easter bags and ready to go....
    Easter buckets and bags available at the Dollarstore.

    A Stack..

    Thanks for your visit xo.

    Happy Easter