I swear there is something magical about this ebelskiver pan! Once I got over my fear of flipping them there was no stopping me. I’m an Ebelskiver ninja in the kitchen! You name the filling and I’m stuffing it into these puppies! Of course I’ve done the sweet route, like I did in my Candy Bar ones, but I’m beyond that… like waaaaaaaaaay beyond that! Pasta filled ones, meatball, eggs & bacon (seriously think about it… on-the-go breakfast in these cute poppable forms!!!) I know, right? Crazy!
These came from my need to clean out my fridge or more like “I wonder what’s in that container waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back of the fridge” cleaning. Admit it, you have some rogue containers in your fridge right now too. And if you don’t, either you are a neat freak (and I’m jealous) or you can’t get to the back of your fridge due to all the food in it. I’m the latter in that scenario. Trust me, Mr. Fantabulous yells all the time about how much food is in our fridge for only 2 people. Yet it’s funny as he’ll often say “honey, there’s nothing to eat” yet you can’t see a single inch of free shelf space.
Do you have people in your family like that? The fridge is packed to the hilt with a variety of foods yet they will complain that there is nothing good in there. Then to add insult to injury they ask then if they can just order out for pizza. You have no idea how much that just irritates me. Now don’t get me wrong, I love going out to eat but inevitably you’re going to bring leftovers home and then what, shove them in the fridge to die. I guess you could say the ONLY good thing about where we live in countrybumpkinville is that there is no places around here that we could call out for delivery. Well wait, let me rephrase that…. there is but HELL NO. Hell to the No! Trust me on this…
Aren’t these the cutest little things ever? Seriously this picture above, while I was editing it just made me smile. I love the simplicity of it and yes, truth be told, I did make it part of my rotating desktop images. What can I say? I like food porn. I love all things about food porn. The food itself, the props. Lord knows my favorite store is Homegoods for their food porn props! I actually stopped there last night on my way home from work as I was heading to the gym. I had a little bit of time to kill before I met up with Mr. Fantabulous so I had to stop in and say hi. I mean I missed them. When I walked in I knew I was in trouble. The shelves were packed with new stuff. I’m like that cat with a laser pointer. I will follow the shiny light for hours. Well that’s how I am in this store. All the glittery, shiny pieces… it was insane for me. HOWEVER I did have some self-control and only bought a few items and even some Christmas presents that I may or may not have had bought duplicates of as I wanted them too.
Whaaaa??? *bats baby blues*
This morning our mystery carton ingredient turned out to be blueberry pie filling with huge blueberries mixed in. I was uber thrilled as I knew Mr. Fantabulous would go nuts over these. He LOOOOOOOOOOVES blueberry breakfasty things – pancakes, muffins, breads, oatmeal, etc. But these, these were like a warm doughy blueberry pie. Being any good cook I had to do a taste test. I mean I needed to make sure they weren’t poisonous, right? Whaaaaaaaaaa… quit shaking your head at me. LOL
Okay first thing I MUST tell you when you make these… ALLOW THEM TO COOL SLIGHTLY before stuffing one in your mouth. Why? The *&^%$#@! pie filling was like molten lava and pretty much burnt through the first 6 layers of skin in my mouth. Fortunately it was a split second so I was able to soothe it immediately and more importantly… eat one when it cooled. LOL
A simple dusting of confectioners’ sugar is all these needed. I wanted to keep them simple and elegant. When I took some of these into him to try his eyes just lit up when he had the first bite. He smiled as he bite down and gave me a murmured Mmmm! That morning I made 3 dozen of these to which 2 dozen went into the freezer for later meals. Yeah.. that later meal happened about 10pm that night when we were going to watch movies and he asked if we had anymore of them. A simple pop into the toaster oven and in about 8 minutes there were PERFECT to munching!
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbl white sugar
- 2 XL eggs, room temperature and separated
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbl melted butter, unsalted and slightly cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Fruit Pie Filling
- Confectioners' Sugar
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, milk, melted butter and vanilla until well combined.
- Pour the egg mixture into the flour and with a wooden spoon mix just until blended. Do not overmix or incorporate too much air into this. Some streaks of flour is OK.
- Place your egg whites in a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, whip until soft stiff peaks form. ~8-12 minutes.
- Take 1/3rd of the egg whites and gently mix that into the flour mixture.
- Take the remaining 2/3rds egg whites and fold it into the batter. You do not want to deflate the mixture. Resist temptation to just stir it in. This is what will give these treats their volume and light texture.
- Place your Ebelskiver Pan over medium heat.
- Spray each well with baking spray.
- Spoon 1 1/2 Tbl of batter into the well (it should be about 2/3rds full).
- Place 1 tsp of pie filling in the center of the batter and very gently push down (but not all the way).
- Take another 1/2 tsp of batter and drizzle over top of the filling. Some will be exposed but the batter will quickly swell up around it.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom is lightly golden brown. If they are browning too fast, reduce your heat.
- Using 2 wooden skewers (or thin non metal blade kitchen utensils) carefully flip the ebelskiver over. Slide the skewers between the edge of the pan and the cooked edge of the puff pancake, lift it and flip it over.
- Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Remove and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar
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