Growing up neither of my grandmothers fit the cookie-cutter, kids' book picture of a grandmother. Both of mine were strong, passionate women, with their own loves and interests to guide them. To my recollection neither of them have ever baked me cookies. When I was little I thought it was so strange that all of the media representations of grandmothers are sweet, rotund, delicate women with quiet voices and gentle attitudes. Mine were nothing of the sort. They were happy to tell you off if you were wrong and were never particularly adept in a kitchen.
It took me years to realize how truly fortunate I am to have these women in my life growing up. I learned that women need to do what's best for them and their family. I learned to keep that good man if you find him, but don't be afraid to get rid of those that don't treat you the way you deserve. I learned that women are strong, confident, and opinionated. And in this world that is no small thing.
They also introduced me to many of the passions that drive this blog: knitting, crocheting, sewing, and a totally healthy obsession with my dog.
As I said earlier, my grandmothers rarely cooked. But each have a few specialties, and this is one of Onnie's. For me, they're one of those comfort foods that takes me right back to my grandmother's dining room. It always makes me smile to remember the way she would tease my brother by knocking on the underside of the table and saying that the geese had come for him.
They might be a New England thing; they seem pretty British. Where ever they came from they are most definitely amazing. Popovers are this buttery, delicious, light, eggy roll made in a muffin tin. They take a little bit of time, but the recipe is pretty simple, and they only have four ingredients. Give them a try.
The delicious final product!
Intrigued? Read on for set-by-step pictures, and the recipe at the bottom.