Saturday, December 4, 2010

Making Dollies & Popovers

I like to give home made presents when I can, and wanted something special for my friend's two daughters. I decided to make them each a snuggly folk-art sort of dolly. I added dresses made from the cherry material I'd used recently for my oldest daughter's skirt/corselet and also made each one a simple nightie so the girls can change their clothes. My oldest daughter liked them so much, she helped to braid their hair! Here's a picture of how they turned out:

The next thing we did today was make yummy popovers for lunch! My mom used to make them when I was little and I loved them, but I don't think I have ever made them myself. I don't have popover tins, but I decided to try using muffin tins. I'm pleased to say that it worked! And, the kids at them all, which is the Locust Seal of Approval. Here's the recipe we used (makes 6... I tripled this to feed us all):

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Lightly grease a popover pan and refrigerate. Beat together eggs and milk. Mix in flour and salt and stir until moistened. Ignore any lumps in the batter. Pour batter into chilled pan.
  2. Place pan into cold oven. Heat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and bake for 30 minutes, or until popovers have set.

1 comment:

  1. ahh you have inspired me.. and I use muffin tins as well. Not even sure what a popover tin looks like. Momma