Jenni Hulet is the mastermind behind the popular blog The Urban Poser. I was introduced to her blog by the first ever guest post on PaleOMG. What was it? Samoa donuts. And cupid shot an arrow straight into my heart. I became an instant fan! I knew I wanted My Paleo Patisserie, badly, from all the teaser photos she posted on her Instagram page… but baking has never been my strong suit. I’m going to give it to you realllllly straight – I never thought I’d actually make anything from it. I joked to Jenni for months that I was going to buy a coffee table specifically to display it and then ended up being a bad human and never did that. So to try and honor all the blood, sweat and tears that went into this insanely beautiful creation I baked from it instead. AND they came out of the oven looking and tasting like legit popovers. I actually gave myself a pat on the back. I also wanted to point out before you go cross-eyed reading the rest of this post, that you don’t need a popover pan. Jenni originally intended them to be made in a large 6 cup muffin tin and that’s how I made them the first time so either pan option works for this recipe!
The exceptional photography is definitely my favorite part of the book, but coming in second would be the “Helpful Tips” and “Weight Versus Volume” found in the beginning. As a self-proclaimed “non-baker” these went a long way to help the recipe come out and give me confidence to try some of the more involved recipes next. I can’t wait to try the ice cream, cookies and No-Crust Black-Bottomed Banana Pies, but I also really want to try the more challenging Choux buns and eventually the Strawberry Lemonade Baked Alaska. Yep, shooting high over here, but her easy to follow recipes make me optimistic I’m up for it. No matter your baking experience, there is something in there for everyone and it’s designed to mix and match recipes to inspire your own creativity. She includes photo instructions, ingredient resources, weights & measurement charts, an allergen index with a list of egg free and nut free recipes and so much more to help you succeed in the kitchen. I could go on and on, but since the photos are about to go on and on, you can check out more of a preview of the book here!
In the spirit of Jenni’s step-by-step photos, please behold the most photos ever in a PaleOMG post! Here we go!
Phew! You made it to the end! Your special reward is Jenni adjusted this recipe to be a Dutch Baby and you can find the details here!
Popovers are light, hollow rolls made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding.
- 3 tablespoons arrowroot flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 large (57g in shell) eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup (60ml) full-fat coconut milk*
- 1/4 cup (60ml) water*
- 1 tablespoon fat of choice, for greasing the pan
- *can substitute 1/2 cup (120 ml) of alternative milk for the water and milk
- Special Equipment: Popover pan (I made these in a 6 cup jumbo muffin tin the first time and they came out the same only shorter. I bought a popover pan just to see the difference. I'm thorough like that)
- Preheat the oven to 450 F (232C)
- In a small bowl, combine the flours and salt. In a medium-sized bowl, lightly beat the eggs just to loosen them up, then whisk in the coconut milk, water, and flour mixture. Continue whisking till just smooth.
- Scoop about ¼ teaspoon to a scant ½ teaspoon of the fat into each well of the popover pan, then place the greased pan in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, just till the fat starts to smoke. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and quickly pour ¼ cup (60ml) of the batter into each well.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven temperature down to 350F (177C) and bake for another 15 minutes or till the popovers are golden and puffed. Times will vary based on the pan.
Be sure to pick up a copy of My Paleo Patisserie now to get even more recipes like cookies, cakes, eclairs, frostings and fillings, cream puffs, tarts, ice cream and waffle cones, pizza, and sandwiches. And seriously, an outstandingly beautiful book. Jenni’s heart and soul went into every detail of this book and it truly shows. You’re going to be amazed what you can still eat while living a grain-free lifestyle!
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