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!


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!

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 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 :)