Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Friday Recipe: Ebelskivers!

For today's Friday recipe, I decided to feature one of our new weekend brunch favorites. My husband bought me an ebelskiver (read: stuffed pancake) pan from Williams-Sonoma for Christmas this year. The pan looks like this:

We finally got the chance to try out this new toy a few weeks ago. I used the Williams-Sonoma ebelskiver mix he bought me to go with it, but you can use any ebelskiver recipe or regular old pancake mix. Here's how it works-- you fill each opening with one tablespoon of mix. Next, you put a drop of whatever filling you so desire. They suggest jams, hazelnut spread, cheeses, etc. We decided to be extra creative and stuffed the first batch with banana slices. SO good. I don't even really want to try anything else. Anyway, after depositing your filling, you top each opening with another tablespoon of batter. The process looks like this:

You then let the ebelskivers cook for about 3-5 minutes. Next, you take chopsticks and roll the ebelskivers over to cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes. See below:

And....they're done! It's that easy! I would highly recommend this pan.

Ebelskivers also make great desserts. For our second batch, I made a chocolate batter and filled it with banana (again) and peanut butter. Ahh--mazing. I love the creativity that this simple pan inspires.

We plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with a big homemade brunch this year, since it falls on a Sunday. I definitely plan to incorporate ebelskivers into the meal. Any filling suggestions?

Also, Williams-Sonoma now has a recipe book full of ideas.
[photos via Williams-Sonoma]

Happy Eating!



  1. I'm coming to your house for brunch! :) Yum, that look wonderful.. Stuff with strawberries & banana's, then cut out a heart to place on top and sprinkle with powdered sugar, remove heart! Ah... "Happy Valentine's"

  2. I found a recipe on the WS website for a cherry filling made with orange juice and dried cherries that I am going to try. I think I have had this pan for almost a year and never used it! Do you serve them with syrup or just as is?

  3. I should have used my pan when I bought it, almost a year ago! These were wonderful. I need to work on getting the right amount of batter on the bottom. I tended to put to much in and they were to big for the wells. Tasted great but not too pretty. And as you suggested I saved the extras to eat later. They are like a cross between a muffin and a doughnut!