The Scandinavian food theme continues… Our dear friend Angela gave us an ebelskiver pan for hanukkah/christmas/the new year. We always knew Angela was cool, but the ebelskiver pan took it to new levels. Ebelskivers are basically a cross between donuts and pancakes, and they are SO GOOD. You can stuff them with sweet or savory fillings, too!
Whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add two egg yolks, 1 cup milk and 2 tbsp melted butter, and stir until everything’s blended.
In an electric mixer bowl, whip 2 egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Use a spatula to fold the egg whites into the batter, not over-stirring.
Heat your ebelskiver pan over medium heat and drop a little dab of butter in each cup. The butter should be a bit bubbly, but not burning. Drop in small spoonfuls of butter in each little hole, filling them about 3/4 full. Drop your filling (we used applesauce) in the middle of the pancake.
After the pancake has turned golden on the bottom and starts to become loose, rotate it (chopsticks or a tiny tea spoon work well for this). Turn 1/4 turn or flip entirely, letting the skiver turn golden at each turn.
Remove and eat! Other filling ideas: cheese, jam, sauteed onion/mushroom mix or caramelized onions with chives. Your imagination is the limit. These things are wonderful!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp butter
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