Ingredients4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/3 cup unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, Sharp, Shredded
1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2Place eight 6-oz custard cups on a large baking sheet.
3Spoon 1 1/2 tsp of shortening into the bottom of each custard cup and set aside.
4Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl, then gradually stir in the milk and water until well blended.
5Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.
6Fold in the cheddar cheese.
7Place the baking sheet with the custard cups in the preheated oven for 3 to 5 minutes until the shortening melts and the custard cups are hot.
8Fill the custard cups 1/2 to 2/3rds full with the batter.
9Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, without opening the oven door until the popovers rise and turn golden brown.
10If not golden brown after 45 minutes, bake for an additional 5 minutes.
11Serve piping hot.