Happy New Year!
For my first meal of the year, I made ebleskiver!
Ebleskiver are traditionally of Danish origin, but, particularly due to Williams-Sonoma’s marketing of the pan used to make these pancake-like spheres, they have become increasingly popular over the past year. On the Williams-Sonoma website, there’s a video demonstrating a single flip technique. A single flip results in a smushed sphere with a seam along the perimeter. After browsing YouTube videos, though, I decided to use a two turn technique and not fill them with anything so that they’re lighter. It sounds complicated, but it was super easy:
Using pancake batter (separate eggs and whip whites until they form wet peaks, then mix together), I filled each section about half-way, then turned as you see in the following picture:
Many recipes I saw called for fillings (such as the apple & cinnamon combo on the Williams-Sonoma website), but I also read that cooking them alone creates much lighter pancakes that can be topped with various ingredients. My mom made ebleskiver with the following inside: spicy sausage (from a pig we raised) and cheddar cheese; blueberry and cream cheese; peaches.
I decided to not add anything to mine. However, I should have filled the pan more (fill the pan to 3/4 when you make them!), because during the last rotation, the top of the ball didn’t fill in. This gave me a great idea, though…fill the ebleskiver pockets!
mango ebleskive with peach sauce
blueberry ebleskive with blueberry cream sauce
These were a lot of fun to make and I’m excited to experiment again soon!