This was by far the easiest recipe yet for this group. Still they didn't turn out perfectly, at least on my first try. I followed the directions exactly and didn't open the oven for 25 minutes. I was a little bit concerned about that because I don't have a window in my oven, but Marion seemed so adamant about it that I obliged. Unfortunately, my concerns became reality and I opened the door to some popovers that were toast even before the second stage of cooking.
The picture doesn't quite do them justice, because they were definitely darker in real life. At least the middles were still tasty! That's why you see a bunch of them broken open. Luckily they were super easy so I was able to bake off another batch in no time. This time I only baked them for 20 minutes for the first step at a slightly reduced oven temperature. Those are in the first picture, and as you can tell they turned out perfectly golden! I'll be keeping this recipe on hand for when I want a quick hot breakfast. They were especially delicious with Nutella, but then again what isn't?