Sunday, September 16, 2007


If you'll remember, we made Ebleskivers for Gabe's birthday. I had many comments asking what they were and some recipe requests. We made them last night for some good friends (purposely so I could take pictures and do a post, so you all should be very grateful).
They are a Danish pancake. My mom is half-Danish and she got this recipe from a friend (no great 100 years in my family story, sorry). We spell it with just an E, but it's also spelled, all foreign-like, with that AE that's stuck together (aebleskivers). It's requested on almost every birthday and a huge hit with people who've never tried them. I like to serve them with scrambled eggs, bacon and fruit.
First you need to buy a pan like this (this link goes to Target):

Then you add all the ingredients (see recipe at bottom of blog).
Heat the pan over med-low heat (but you'll need to mess with it, to get the right temperature).
Take a stick of butter and leaving the paper on, cut the top off. Dab the cube of butter into the holes in the hot pan.
Pour a big adult-spoonful of batter into the holes (fill them up).

After 1 minute, turn them onto their sides (I use a fork). Let that side cook. Turn twice more, rotating so they make balls.
They are the best fresh out of the pan, but you have to make a bunch before you can serve them to a group, so I just keep them in a warm oven while I cook enough.
The best part: Drizzle melted butter, sprinkle powdered sugar and pour syrup over the top. DO ALL not try to save calories or prevent diabetes. You have to have all to get the perfect yummy little paste in which you will dip the other 20 you eat. Ryan likes to add jam...I feel it disrupts the yummy buttery nutmeggy taste--but you should try to see what you think.
It is a lot of work, but so fun. And so good. And look at the happy faces of the people who eat them.

Recipe for: Danish Ebleskivers
Makes 50. Serves 4.
3 eggs separated
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
2 C. buttermilk
2 C. white flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. nutmeg
melted butter, powdered sugar, syrup
Beat egg yolk, until light and lemon colored. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, and buttermilk. Mix well. Stir together flour, soda, powder, nutmeg. Add to egg mixture. Beat egg whites till stiff. Fold into batter. Place a small amount of butter in each cup of ebleskiver pan. Preheat burner to medium heat. Fill cup with batter. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Turn with a fork a little at a time, until they become balls. Serve with melted butter, powdered sugar and syrup or jam.


Kenny, Linsey and Caleb said...

thank you for reading my mind, I have been wondering about these things since the birthday post!

brooke romney said...

We love them too! Marci makes them at Christmas time and they are D Lish!

Kirsten said...

Delish. We'll have to try making them!

Celia Fae said...

Please bring your pan with you next time you come so we can eat those.


OK, I must admit...a pan was your Mom's wedding gift to us 10 years ago...with a recipe...and I have yet to make them. Don't tell her!

Brigitta said...

They look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe. My husband is part danish so now I have something to impress him with.

Meghann said...

My Mom owns a pan, but won't give it to me because she "might want to make them sometime." Guess I'll have to just buy one. I loved your link to Target Jess, very convenient- and funny. You make me laugh!!!

Carie said...

I would like to testify to the yumminess of these ebleskivers. I was once lucky enough to taste them, made by Jessica herself. I have never been able to forget them, so thanks for posting the recipe. Since I equally divide my time between home and Target, I should be able to easily obtain the pan.

zeeny said...

I made these in a cooking class I took at the Y. They were so yummy! I didn't realize Target had the pans...I should know since I practicaly live there!

Ilene said...

I had a roomie who had the pan and everything. She never made me any, though. Hmmm. Come to think of it, I remember her making them for herself. Gasp! And I count her as one of my closest friends. Wow, perhaps we aren't as close as I thought.

Thanks for the post, I will have to rip myself away from my favorite pancake recipe and try these guys out (have you ever made Ina Garten's banana sour cream pancakes? Delish).

Tammy said...

You are always making such good things. I would be so fat and happy if I lived in your house!

Paige said...

Thank you! We actually have a pan and Jeff makes them on conference Sundays. Not because we are Danish, but because we like to eat like piggies. Why are there so many people commenting on your blog that I don't know? Now I'm going to have to stay up all night and check them out.

Kara said...

Please don't think I am now going to stalk you, but I think it is fate that you left your comment on my blog! I have been wanting to make these again for years!!!! Honestly I wasn't willing to cough up the $50 or so for the pan. That was all I could find! Now, with your help I just ordered my $15.00 pan from Target, and I can't wait to make these for my kids. It was one of my favorite breakfasts when I was growing up. Thank you SO MUCH!!