Popovers/Yorkshire Pudding/Other Bread Suggestions?
I'm visiting my father in Florida who celebrated his 84th birthday on April 1st, so I'm planning a dinner for him and my 2 brothers (who also recently had their birthdays) this Sunday. I have a gorgeous standing rib roast which I'll serve with sauteed mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts. I need a bread but its a heavy meal and all are watching carbs, so I want something light.
I'm thinking about doing popovers or yorkshire pudding, but haven't made either in at least 25 years. I found a recipe on the internet that looks right, calling for 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 large eggs, 1 1/4 cups milk, 4 tbsp butter (or pan drippings) and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well. Pour into 12 muffin tins and bake in a preheated 450 oven for 10 minutes, then reduce to 350 for 20 minutes more. Does that sound right?
Any other proven, successful recipes or advice, tips or tricks? Also, I'm open to suggestions for another bread to try (no yeast breads, please).
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