As much as I love everything about baking ~ the delicious way the whole house smells for hours on end, the absolute beauty of the finished confection, and, of course, the sheer delight of the partaking of the goods ~ I must admit that I love to knit even more.
I love to knit and crochet all things but I do have a real passion for mittens. I adore cookie cutters that look like mittens and Christmas ornaments made out of miniature knitted mittens and even giant mittens in place of Christmas stockings. Anything that looks like a mitten always has that ooh ~ aah factor for me. You might say I am smitten with mittens! When I found this particular pattern I knew I had to immediately make a pair for ME! Don't you just love the cables & bobbles?!
For those of you who like the more traditional version of popovers I have decided to include my favorite recipe:
1 T. Melted Butter
1 t. Sugar
1C. All~Purpose Flour
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place small dab of butter in each compartment of tin. Put popover tin* in the oven while you make the batter.
Beat together eggs, milk, butter, sugar & salt. Beat in flour a bit at a time; mixture should be smooth. Fill popover cups at least halfway full. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking for 15 minutes longer.
Remove from pan immediately and serve hot.
*A muffin tin can be used if you do not have a popover tin.
These are so simple to make and mouthwateringly delicious with a steaming cup of tea & a dab of jam!
I purchased the pattern for the mittens online through Annies Attic.com. It was designed by Diane Zangl.
It's labeled as intermediate. I found it to be quite easy to follow and had a beautiful, warm pair of mittens on my hands in no time!
Hmmm...... think I'll go warm up the oven & bake some popovers..... it's COLD out there campers!