Sunday, November 25, 2007

Blueberry ebelskivers

One of the things that I inherited from my mom was our family's ebelskiver pan. What the heck is an "ebelskiver" you ask? It is a little round pancake made in a pan with "dimples". For the last several years, our friend Nancy has had a wonderful New Year's brunch at her farm, and I have made it a tradition to make ebelskivers - with homemade applesause they are just yummy but Williams and Sonoma have come up with some new ebelskiver recipes, including one using blueberries for the filling. I think this year I'll make the Blueberry ones. Here's their recipe.

Blueberry-Filled Pancakes
Known as ebelskiver in Denmark, these light, fluffy pancakes make a delicious breakfast treat paired with lingonberry or raspberry jam.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
Zest of 1/2 lemon
3 egg yolks plus 5 egg whites
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
5 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
1 pint blueberries
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

In a batter pitcher or bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and lemon zest. Set aside.

In another bowl, lightly whisk the egg yolks. Whisk in the buttermilk and ricotta. Whisk the yolk mixture into the flour mixture until well combined; the mixture will be lumpy. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir the whites into the batter in two additions.

Put 1/2 tsp. butter in each well of a filled-pancake pan. Place over medium heat and heat until the butter begins to bubble. Pour 1 Tbs. batter into each well, place 4 blueberries in the center of the batter and top with 1 Tbs. batter. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Using 2 wooden skewers turn the pancakes over and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter and blueberries.

Dust the pancakes with confectioner’s sugar and serve warm. Makes about 30.

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Yolanda said...

These look so yummy. I have been on a hunt for an abelskiever pan.

Kathy said...

Funny...I have a pan just like yours. Hmm...gee, ya think we might be of Viking extraction or something? ;-)
(I also got the family Swedish pancake pan)

I'll have to get that pan out and give these a try! Thanks for reminding me to make where did I put that knitting needle?

Kathy G. said...

I just bought a cast iron pan to make these and your recipes sounds perfect. Thanks!


Paula said...

Can these be frozen? We have a tiny family....