Comfort foods...for each of us they include different things.
Growing up we often had popovers and for me they are comfort food. But then again, what custard isn't???
Here's the recipe I use most often from the Moosewood Cookbook:
-crisp and puffy, full of hot air, with a layer of custard on the inside
15 minutes to prepare
35 minutes to bake
makes 12 popovers
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp melted butter
Beat together the eggs and the milk. Add flour and salt. Beat with a fork until mixture is uniform.
Preheat a muffin tin in the oven for 5 minutes. Brush the cups and the top surface generously with melted butter. Fill each muffin hole 2/3 full with batter. Work quickly so the tin stays hot. Place on a cookie sheet in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes without opening the oven. Prick each popover with a fork to let steam escape. (this will help them hold their shape.
Serve immediately with butter and jam (optional).