Hundreds of dewdrops greet the dawn but only one Mother the wide world over

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies in the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
–George Cooper

Not many days have passed when we had the chance to spend a little time together and it always pulls the heart strings to leave. But I’m happy for the opportunity that we had even if it felt like too short of a time.

Mummu and Hugo 2Special memories and hugs to treasure in the heart for those rainy days that sometimes occur in life.

Gramma and I 2To share and cherish the happy moments.

popover collagePerhaps you will be having Grampa’s popovers for breakfast on Sunday, straight from the oven.

IMG_2242Grampa’s Popovers

3.5 dl/1.5 c warm milk
3 eggs
3.5 d/ 1.5 c (170 g/6 oz) flour
3/4 tsp salt

Place the milk in the microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, whisking each time. Add flour and salt and whisk well. Pour into six sprayed and preheated popover pans. A muffin tin with twelve works just as well for smaller popovers. Bake at 200 C/400 F for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Filling options

Just plain butter and maybe a little good quality jam, dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, peanut butter, sliced bananas and roughly chopped walnuts…brie cheese and sun-dried tomatoes and parsley, turkey slices and muenster cheese and arugula. The list could go on. Use your imagination.

Happy Mother’s day!

I decided to add a new little popover recipe to this post. In the comments, Carol asked about a gluten-free version and since I happened to have all the ingredients and a slower-paced day on hand I was intrigued to try. I made two versions and the second version turned out better. I must say that I really liked the flavor and texture even if they did not rise quite as high as the traditional recipe. Our first grader consumed three when she came home from school for snack, so I dare to say the experiment was a success. I divided my recipe into twelve muffin tins. So if you do not own a popover pan, no worries!

A few things to note: The gluten-free flour has more starch in it and easily becomes much thicker in consistency and so I reduced the amount of flour in ratio to milk. Lower the temperature of your oven about 20 degrees and for this recipe the bake time was reduced about ten minutes.

Gluten-Free Popovers

3.5 dl/ 1.5 c warm milk
3 eggs
2.2 dl/1 c (130g/4.6 oz) gluten-free flour
3/4 tsp salt

Place the milk in the microwave for about 1 and 1/2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, whisking each time. Add flour and salt. Whisk. Pour into 6 sprayed popover pans or muffin pan of twelve. Bake at 175 C/375 F for about 20 minutes. Serve hot.
gluten-free popovers
mother's day cards

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41 Comments

  1. My Mother is also half a world away, and yet she is right next to me. It is bittersweet to choose a life you love, but one that is far away from loved ones. Thank you for the lovely post.

  2. Thank you…Oh what a beautiful post. Mothers are special no matter what age we are.
    Yes indeed distances are hard and as mothers age and are far away it is hard because I would love to have more time to care for and share with her.
    As you so well wrote, hugs to treasure for those rainy or hard days…it goes both ways as our mothers far away treasure those visits and relive them for their hard days. x

    Alexa from Sydney, Australia
    Blogging at http://www.Alexa-asimplelife.com

  3. A special post and I hope you will enjoy some popovers too. By the way I am still making yogurt according to your slow cooker method. When the yogurt gets a bit runny I strain it and it makes the most beautiful yogurt cheese; would be perfect on popovers. 🙂

  4. Really lovely poem and a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Those popovers look delicious and have given me some ideas… Well, it might be popovers on the menu tomorrow!

    1. Thank you so much. Hope you have a chance to try out the recipe, it really is quite simple and the result is fantastic and works with both sweet and savory. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Absolutely beautiful post, and those popovers looks so delicious! I’ve never actually eaten popovers before, but I would love to try those. Have a wonderful mother’s day! 😀

  6. Happy Mother Day! Today I am a little sad as I am over 6000 miles away from my mom but talked to her this morning. There is no one that can replace our moms. I would so like to give these popovers a try, especially hot out of the oven. Wishing you a very special day. BAM

    1. Yes, I felt a little sad as I talked to my Mom as well today! I added a gluten-free version today to the post that you might be interested in! They were delicious 🙂 Happy belated Mother’s day to you!

  7. Oh so lovely! The popovers look delicious. Have you tried a gluten free recipe? Do you need the special pan. Thanks!

    1. Hi Carol! I was so interested in your request that I made two batches of gluten-free popovers to test and added the results to the post above. I use a regular muffin pan of twelve for my popovers. My intention was to buy the actual pan, but as my bags were quite overweight as it was, the pan is waiting for my next USA trip 🙂 Hope they work out for you!

  8. What a lovely post and such a great tribute to your mom. I had popovers for the first time a couple of months ago and thought they were delicious, warmed and with a little jam.

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