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]