Ebelskivers just might be one of the best things to happen to breakfast since sliced bread – or close to it for breakfast food fans looking to add more variety to the standard choices of pancakes, waffles, coffee cake and muffins for a breakfast baked good. Ebelskiver (also spelled aebelskiver and sometimes simply called “pancake puffs)) are spherical Danish pancakes that are often filled with fruit or jam. Just like regular pancakes, there are a tremendous number of variations you can put on ebelskivers and you can find quite a few in Ebelskivers: Filled Pancakes and Other Mouthwatering Miniatures.
This cookbook is dedicated to these puffy little pancakes, with more than 40 recipes for flavor options that work for breakfast and for dessert. There are plenty of tips to help you fill your pancakes successfully and learn how to get them perfectly shaped. The photography in the book is lovely, as well. The recipes are all relatively simple easy to follow along with. The basic recipes include batter such as vanilla, lemon, ginger, chocolate and pumpkin as basic pancake options, and the finished pancakes include decadent sounding flavors like Sticky Toffee and Banana Rum. Once you have your technique down, it is easy to use them as a jumping off point for your own variations and flavor combinations.
You will need a special Ebelskiver Pan to make these pancakes, as there really is no way to fudge the shape of the finished product. That said, if you’re waiting for your pan to arrive and just can’t wait to try out the book, you could use slight variations on the recipes – minus the fillings – to make regular pancakes if you don’t have an ebelskiver pan to work with. For pancake fans, however, there is nothing like using the real thing to make real ebelskivers and you’ll definitely enjoy the recipes and inspiration found in a book like this one.