Looking for a good Ebelskiver recipe and a good pan
Oh my goodness, I just bought what I believe to be a good "starter" pan in CVS today...for $9.99. They call it a puff pancake pan. I am online looking for recipes. I have wanted to try these ever since I saw them featured on a Food Network show. Walmarts website shows the pan but I was unable to find one in the store...I went in to pick up a script in CVS and there they were!
There is a local business that has been making Ebelskivers at our farmers market here. They make both sweet and savory ones. The sweet ones have some fruit or a little bit of jam. The savory ones have, I think some vegies, or cheese or sausage. It seems like the possibilities would be endless.
Anyway, they sell their own Ebelskiver mix and the pans. So if you don't want to buy from a chain and would like to support a small business that would be something to consider.
Here are links to an article about the Ebelskivers and the local business (Aunt Else's).
The Aunt Else site has a YouTube video that shows you how to make the Ebelskivers. It was very fun watching them make it at the market. And the video makes it look pretty easy and has a couple tricks. Here's their site with the video:
We used a recipe Candy posted this summer to make Andrea Nguyen's corn dumplings. Candy uses an appelskiver/ebelskiver (hooked on phonics!) pan and fills them with a sriracha-based dipping sauce. We didn't have the pan, thus, ours came out more like flat fritters, but since you do, now you can try them out her way! They were light and delicious!
My Great-Great Grandmother's Danish Edelskiver (pronounced ay-del-sk-ver) recipe:
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
3 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
Beat egg yolks. Sift together flour, baking powder & baking soda. Add salt, sugar, milk and flour mixture to egg yolks; mix WELL. Beat egg whites and fold into batter.
In ebelskiver pan, brush each pod well with oil: fill 2/3 full with batter. Put a dab of applesauce in center and cover with more batter. Turn when golden brown.
Sidenote: Now, you can of course use something other than applesauce, but this is a traditional way of preparing Danish Edelskiver, and was probably most affordable back in 1910 when the recipe was written. You can, of course, use any filler such as jam, baked apple, blueberries, even carmelized banana. Powdered sugar is optional, but not traditional. Can also be served with French Vanilla Ice cream as a dessert.
Hope the recipe helps, it is a cherished family tradition.