Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little balls of pancake goodness

Several months ago, friends introduced me to ebelskivers. Denmark, you and your pancake balls are okay with me! I became intrigued by the idea of making my own at home, and discovered it's actually pretty easy ... providing you have the proper tools.

Namely, a cast iron ebelskiver pan. I got mine from Amazon - it's a Lodge!


I returned to the interwebs to find a recipe. I settled on one from Sugarmamabakingco (link below) mainly because it allows you to substitute BEER for buttermilk. Buttermilk is not something I typically have on hand. Beer, however ...


It was a fine substitution. The dough puffed up nicely, and the beer lent a nicely savory flavor.


It's the flipping of the ebelskivers that's tricky. I got the hang of it eventually.


A little honey, a little powdered sugar, and you've got something. Something DELICIOUS!

5 comments:

CandyBuffet said...

Nice Yuengling. Did you know you can order these at Domku in Shaw?

Whit said...

THAT'S the name of the place! I couldn't remember to save my life.

sugarmamabakingco said...

oooooh! These are DIVINE! AND you can drink beer while eating them: fabulous!

Thanks for the mention; I am jealous of your Lodge ebelskiver pan! It even looks nice!
-Candace

sugarmamabakingco said...

oh! One more thing: Buttermilk is really really easy to make (And is basically what you did with the beer...) You can also make it with any kind of milk plus lemon juice. About a cup of milk to one tablespoon of lemon juice; let it sit a minute or two and you've got some buttermilk...beats the stuff on the pantry shelf or buying it in a carton. :)

Whit said...

Thanks for the tip Candace! I'll give it a try with my next batch ... although everything is better with beer :)