Sunday, February 8, 2009


A trip to Williams-Sonoma last weekend led to a new chef's knife and an Ebelskiver Pan. The knife was for me - the pan was for my husband. Mr. Charlestown Culinary had just finished watching a special on the Food Network that featured the Danish stuffed pancakes and couldn't wait to have his own.

I followed the batter recipe that came with the pan. For the filling I used mashed bananas, chopped macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. Finished with powdered sugar and syrup, these stuffed pancakes were decadent and delicious.

Williams-Sonoma's Recipe for Ebelskiver Batter:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a small bowl, light beat the egg yolks, then whisk in the milk and melted butter. Whisk the yolk mixture into the flour mixture until well combined; the batter will be lumpy.

In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff but not dry peaks form, 2-3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir the whites into the batter.

Directions for Cooking Ebelskivers:

Put 1/4 teaspoon butter in each well of the pan. Set over medium heat and heat until the butter begins to bubble. Pour 1 tablespoon of batter into each well. Put 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of each pancake then top with 1 tablespoon of batter. Cook until the bottom is golden brown and the pancake starts to bubble. Using wooden skewers or chopsticks, flip the pancakes over and cook for an additional 3 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining batter and filling. Makes about 40.


  1. I saw that pan AND the special on the food network. I wanted it so badly but it was really expensive. They just brought WS to Canada and I am not sure if it is supposed to be that over priced or if it's just the currency exchange. Anyways, I was drooling over all the little gadgets you can get there.

  2. Real spelling is Æbleskiver which would translate to Aebleskiver when you don't have the funny letter. Or even Ebleskiver would be better. :)

  3. I hafta ask Santa for one of those pans, I've been drooling over them since LAST Christmas! Yours look lovely.

  4. Thanks for the feedback. For those thinking of getting a pan - these are also a great dessert. Adding Dutch cocoa and sugar to the batter and filling with a chunk of high quality chocolate is very decadent when served with a fruit and freshly whipped cream.