They are called "jumping buns"or" empty buns". Very interesting American dessert. Although these buns can hardly be called buns, they are more like custard products. When cooking, they increase in volume by 4 times and seem to jump out of the molds. Buns can be prepared as sweet fillings, and not sweet (in the form of snacks). I offer you an option in the form of dessert with pudding.
First, we prepare the pudding. I propose to use any pudding. I took a vanilla flavor.
Prepare according to the instructions on the package.
Fall asleep dry mix pudding with the sugar, add 8 tablespoons of milk, all stir well.
In a saucepan pour the rest of the milk and bring to a boil. Remove the milk from the stove, add a trickle of milk pudding mixture, stir, put on fire, bring to a boil and cook until thick 1 minute.
Ready pudding cover with film, and remove to cool for 30 minutes.
Prepare dough for buns.
All products must be obtained in advance, they must be at room temperature.
Melt butter in the microwave, add milk, salt, eggs, beat with a mixer. Pour whiskey or vodka.
Add flour, mix thoroughly to avoid lumps, beat.
The finished dough should be liquid, slightly thicker than pancakes.
Preheat the oven to the maximum temperature (230-240 degrees), put it in silicone molds, which will bake (you can use metal with Teflon coating).
Take out the molds. In hot molds, pour half the dough. Immediately put in the oven.
You will see how the dough will grow before your eyes. Buns will get out-jump out of the molds. After 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 180 degrees, give to brown, dry buns for another 15 minutes.
Take out the finished buns. Let them cool. I want to note that I did not have enough hot molds and the rest of the dough I poured into the cold.
Such a "stunning" result - popping buns in those molds was not.
Cut the buns with a sharp knife. You will see that there is emptiness inside. Fill the rolls with a spoon cooled pudding.
Through a strainer sprinkle popovers with powdered sugar.
I want to note that buns can be prepared in advance, but just before serving. They have an unpleasant feature (although maybe someone likes it) to soak.