You know what the scariest piece of equipment is in the kitchen? The broiler. I hate that thing. Honestly, it freaks me out. I’m always afraid that I’m going to light myself on fire or my shoe while bending over to open it up or take something out.
And who decided it was a good idea to put it on the bottom of the stove, on the ground? What if it gets so hot that it burns a hole in the floor and then the whole oven falls through into the apartment below mine?! Hmmmm? Did anyone ever think of that?
Probably not since the oven in my apartment is also attached to an extension cord since there are only two outlets in the entire room. That’s probably not the greatest idea either. Someone should come and check on me every time I turn it on, which is almost every day.
I only bring up my fear of broilers because these Hot Chocolate Popovers required me to use mine. Yep. Almost had a heart-attack trying not to light my hand on fire as I was placing them in it. Terrible. But you honestly cannot have marshmallows unless they are melted and preferably browned on top. Amiright?
I’m going to start thinking of some more hot chocolate recipes for you. I already showed you guys the always amazing Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies and now these popovers just topped the list. What is it about hot chocolate on a winter’s day that is just so perfect? Probably the fact that it is pretty much just drinking melted chocolate, need I say more?
Hot Chocolate Popovers
Borrowed from Joy the Baker
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons & 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup & 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
12 large marshmallows
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using either a popover pan or a muffin tin, grease the pan well with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Make sure they are completely combined.
In another large bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, cocoa powder, and flour.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix only until they are incorporated and there are no lumps. You do not want to over-mix the batter. Fill your muffin tins or popover pans about a half to two-thirds full with batter. Place pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Do not open the oven while they are cooking!
After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and turn on your broiler. Top each popover with a marshmallow and place under the broiler until the marshmallow is browned to your likeness. Just keep a close eye on them! I rotated the pan a bit so that there was even browning on the marshmallows.
Remove from the broiler and enjoy!
Meg bought me that popover pan Christmas of 2011. This was the first time I used it. This means I need more popover recipes!