Sunday, June 28, 2009

Puffy Strawberry Popovers

I keep on buying things that look good without any sort of plan. The strawberries that looked amazing on Tuesday didn't look quite as good today. The were still good, but they weren't "dip in sugar & eat 'em raw" good. I was thinking of doing something like a turn-over but that requires too much work. It requires cutting & folding & parchment paper. I spent the day doing chores, I'm not making an effort to save the strawberries. I'm using puff pastry & muffin tins.

Puffy Strawberry Popovers
1 package puff pastry
500 g strawberries, washed, hulled & cut into quarters
1/3 c orange juice
1/4 c sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 200° C (Something like 400° F). In a saucepan over medium heat, cook orange juice & sugar. Add starch, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Add strawberries, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, until sauce thickens.

Cut pastry into 6 equal sqaures. Place squares in lined muffin tins, allowing pastry to fall over the sides. Fill pastry shells with strawberry mixture. Fold pastry over the top & pinch to seal, if possible. Bake at 200°/400° for 10 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

I was thinking that I'd take these into work tomorrow. Now, I'm not so sure. They weren't expecting anything in the office, and frankly, I'm not too sure if these are going to survive the night. Maybe next week when I salvage something else from my fridge and can share that. Maybe not. It doesn't sound too appetizing when I phrase it like that. All the more treats for me, I guess.

10 comments:

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Sounds delicious. I think they'd taste good even in warm weather but they'd surely taste better once it cools down a bit here...

taste traveller said...

It's starting to warm up around here too, and you're right, they're still good when it's 30° outside.

Erica said...

Wow! Look fantastic.
Beautiful site.

taste traveller said...

Gracias, Erica! :-)

Liz said...

Hi! I have just found out your blog and I love your pictures and this recipe!!! (PS I love to travel, too!)

5 Star Foodie said...

These are scrumptious! Lovely blog!

Cathy said...

Great way to use strawberries! I am a bit too lazy to do the popover route - I usually resort to a "rustic" tart.

taste traveller said...

Thanks, 5 Star!

Cathy: of course! That would have been even less work! I was thinking of that, but I think part of me really wanted to use muffin tins. Next time. There's still strawberries & I just bought more puff pastry.

Kevin said...

Those strawberry popovers look great!

taste traveller said...

Thanks, Kevin! :-)

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