Popovers: I was first introduced to these delicate and delicious puffs of pastry years ago at the Zodiac Room. The Zodiac Room is an essential part of the childhood of a Dallas girl; it is a rite of passage when your mom takes you to the Downtown Neiman Marcus for a day of shopping and lunch at the Zodiac Room. In this delightfully feminine and seemingly timeless department store luncheon spot, you dine upon fluffy popovers with strawberry butter. It is a treat for the taste buds and the soul. This recipe is adapted from Epicurious. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Teatime-Perfect-Popovers-351609
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4 Tablespoons of butter cut into 9 small even pieces
2 Large room temperature eggs, lightly beaten
1 Cup of whole milk, at room temperature
1 Cup of flour
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees for at least 20 minutes to make sure the oven is one even temperature.
2. Place one piece of the cut butter in the bottom of each muffin tin in the muffin pan. Place the muffin pan on a cookie sheet (this is to prevent the butter from oozing onto the bottom of your oven...creating an unpleasant mess).
8. Remove the pan from the oven after 4 minutes.
This was the brunch spread...popovers, prosciutto, poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce, strawberry butter, fruit salad, and chocolate chunk cookies!