Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ebelskivers (Danish Pancake)

A few years ago I bought this pan at William Sonoma and just pulled it out of storage. Apparently ebelskivers (also known as aebleskivers) made a comeback because you can buy this pan again and there's even a recipe book at William Sonoma now! I'm on my way sometime this week to purchase it because THESE ARE THE BEST BREAKFAST we've ever made at home!


- Nutella
- Finely cut bananas
*You can use anything, chocolate chips, jam, pie filling chopped, pudding, cream cheese- it's your preference! We LOVED the banana/Nutella mix

  • 7/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • Use a hand mixer or Kitchenaid and whip the egg whites until white and stiff (looks like foam). Remove and set in a separate bowl. (You can clean out your bowl or just use it with the residue from the egg whites, it won't make a difference)
  • Mix together egg yolks, milk, sour cream and butter in the mixer. Add all the dry ingredients and mix again.
  • Get the egg white mixture and slowly spoon into your batter mixture. Fold in with a rubber spatula (it will be chunky and the egg whites won't blend perfectly- you want this, it makes the pancakes fluffy being just mostly mixed).
  • Put the ebelskiver pan on the stove on medium heat. Spray the bottoms of the cups with a non-stick spray.
Place about 1 tsp. of batter in the bottom of the pan. Place half a spoonful of Nutella and about half a spoonful of chopped bananas on the this batter. Get another spoonful of batter and cover the topping with batter. See images below.

Let the batter cook for about 3-5 minutes, until you see some bubbles foaming or the sides turning a nice brown (like normal pancakes. It's then time to flip!
Lots of people use two chopsticks, but I like to use a small fork. Grab one side and turn it quickly. Gravity will do its job and make them round on the other side and look nice, don't panic, you're doing it right if they look like this.

Wait about 2-3 minutes and then take them off and set them on a plate. We covered them with tin foil to keep warm while we cooked the rest.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, syrup, Nutella, or eat plain.

1 comment:

  1. Asked for one of these for our wedding and got the whole she-bang... can't wait to make 'em! Glad to see your post!