Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ebelskivers






A few years ago I had breakfast with some friends who served me these delicious pancake balls. They were so cute, and so fun and all I could keep thinking was what a fun holiday tradition. You know, it could be one of those things where years later, while my kids list off our holiday traditions they would always add "and mom made ebelskivers every Christmas morning!" So I went home, got online and bought the special ebelskiver pan on the spot, Christmas spirit in tow.


As of yet, I haven't actually had the opportunity to make these for Christmas morning, but we do make them often and the kids LOVE them, especially my boy, who is a picky little bugger. The fun part about them is that you stuff them with your favorite filling, so you can really go crazy experimenting. Our favorite is frozen blueberries that have been thawed and macerated in sugar. But you can fill them with applesauce, strawberries, raspberries, I've even heard of using pie filling, like pumpkin! You can sprinkle them with powdered sugar or soak them in your favorite syrup. The Ebelskiver pans are easy to find, on the internet at least. I would start at Amazon, or Williams Sonoma and start there. If you are looking for a cool breakfast idea, I would give these babies a whirl!

Ingredients

4 eggs, separated

1 TB sugar

2 cups cake flour (regular works fine too)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup melted shortening

Scant 2 cups milk

Berries of choice for filling

Directions

Beat egg yolk, beat in sugar. Combine dry ingredients. Add alternately with shortening and milk. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold into batter. Grease ebelskiver pan. Heat until smoking. Fill depressions with about 1/2 tsp, add filling, cover filling with another half tsp. When cooked on bottom, turn with two forks, or just use a spoon and your fingers, careful not to burn yourself! Cook the other side. Regrease pan between batches.


3 comments:

Shirley said...

Your pancake balls look yummy!! Will try their recipe at home.

priscilla said...

i've never even heard of these but they look delicious! yummy.

jor said...

Oh those look really yummy and fun!