Posts Tagged ‘german pancakes’
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.
If you’re like me, you’re at the stores at the butt crack o’dawn after every major holiday that involves food – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, 4th of July and so forth. You want the discounted candy, props, plates, platters and food porn props for next year. Well okay, maybe not the candy part though we won’t discuss my friend, Liz (my black hearted little sister from another mother) who keeps candy a ridiculously long time. Either the girl has incredible self-control orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr she buys in bulk *wink* Love you Liz! ♥
Well it’s because of that BHLS, Liz, that I first learned about ebelskivers. Liz is that friend that always teaches me things about new and different foods. She’s the one that introduced me to Lebanese food, falafels, a million and 7 amazing cookbooks and ebelskivers. She’s been trying for years to convince me that curry is like one of the best things ever but sorry hon, no way. I can’t get past the smell. When she first mentioned ebelskivers I was like “huh? ebel wha?” Ebelskivers are a Danish pancake that cook up in a special pan with these cute little wells in it to form these fluffy pancake puffs filled with…anything you want! Seriously, ANYTHING YOU WANT! I mean we’re talking chocolate, fruit, cream, nuts but don’t stop there. Go savory with pizza toppings, cheeses, meats… the list goes on pretty much forever. Kinda like my love for my BHLS!
Now while my BHLS raved over these little things I was on the fence about buying another specialty pan. When I was younger I’d fall prey to that “Buy this pan and it’ll do this AND walk your dog” hoopla. Not often but I did on a few things. So when she spoke about this thing I wasn’t so much apprehensive but rather “Will I use it enough to justify buying it?” Thing is, it’s very inexpensive and so friggen adorable. I mean seriously, tell me you don’t get a big smile on your face when you see a little mini cast iron pan or one of these teeny butter sauce pans. They are just too cute for words!
Kinda like me, I’m too cute for words! BAHAHA!