Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pillivuyt Bakers.

I found these matching bakers at a local thrift store over a month ago.  I've had my eye on them ever since, but couldn't pull the trigger since they were marked $24.99 and $34.99.  Even with 50% off, I just couldn't do it.  I could tell they were high quality, but did some more research and now I know all about Pillivuyt.  Founded in 1818, Pullivuyt produces culinary porcelain in the heart of France.  Check out more details here.

Last Saturday I went to visit them again and say hello.  I asked the nice cashier when things that have been around a while go on sale at a deeper discount.  I showed him what I was looking at and he offered them to me for 75% off.  Sold.  They are finally mine, and the lesson of the day is: it never hurts to ask.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday popovers.

I saw some popover action on The Food Network, and I've had them on the brain since last week.  I got myself my very own popover pan and am going to do this thing.  I researched a variety of recipes, including sweet and savory, and decided on this version as a starting point.  One of the keys to super-high popovers is heated ingredients- eggs and milk, so the batter is warm, and then that goes into a pre-heated popover pan.  I took some pics and love how big they get in the oven.  Bam.  They are best straight from the oven and since they only make 6 at a time, so they go fast!