Sunday, July 20, 2008

doughy popovers & homemade apple butter

After receiving a convincing tip to visit Judie's Restaurant in Amherst, Massachusetts, we knew, without a doubt, that it was our next stop for lunch. While the dinner menu looked to-die-for (consider the drunken scallops with bacon or the roast garlic-crusted salmon), sticking with a soup/sandwich/salad combo meant that we could fully experience what Judie Teraspulsky, owner of Judie's, is known for -- her homemade popovers. Shown above, the popovers are a doughy ball of goodness with an impressively flaky outer shell and moist hollow interior. While there are options to get one pumped with sirloin tips or shrimp scampi, I selected the original just so I could sample her homemade apple butter. Perfectly sweetened and not at all too spicy, the topping just enhanced the already-delicious pastry and acted as an ideal companion to my homey potato and corn chowder.