Of course I couldn’t skip World Nutella day, hey hey!
I realize I’m posting at the end of the day when everyone’s probably done licking their fingers of the delicious Nutella and smacking their lips in satisfaction. I get it. You’ve probably had every version of nutella dessert out there- except, you didn’t have this one!
Ebelskivers. Hard name to pronounce huh? Well, these puffy cuties are originally from Denmark and they’re here to make your day brighter!
They’re basically round balls of yummy pancake filled with jam, or slices of apples, or – yes, Nutella! As you can tell, you need a special ebelskiver pan to make them. Cast iron of course. And though I am a baker in the family, I’m not the owner of this special pan can you believe it? My sister got it for her birthday cause she had it on her wishlist forever and that’s how I got to use it too. Now you know what is on my wishlist.
So sometime in January we had two birthdays and we made special breakfasts for the birthday girls. And Ebelskivers was on the menu for one of them. I tell you, you never know you needed these ebelskivers in your life until you actually eat them!
For my sister’s birthday we made Nutella stuffed ebelskivers and others with strawberry jam. You can imagine my family roaming around the table as I was cooking them and popping one or two ebelskivers in their mouths as they waited. Nevertheless, they were thoughtful and left a whole plateful of ebelskivers to share when the birthday girl woke up for the surprise!
I admit, these ebelskivers may be a tad time consuming to make, but they’re worth it. The creative possibilities with them are endless too- since you can practically fill them with any fruit or jam of your choice!
I know what you’re thinking- gotta get myself one of those ebelskiver pans! My sister would applaud you happily and say you are making one of the smartest purchases of your life And no, she is not Danish.
You can find recipes online or usually when you buy ebelskiver pans you can use the recipe they give you with the pan. Here is the one we use.
- 2 egg whites
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
- 1/2 tsp rum essence (optional)
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Nutella, jam or apple slices for the filling
- butter for frying
- powdered sugar to sprinkle on top or maple syrup
In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Then mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda in a bowl. Afterward mix the sugar, vanilla and rum essence and egg yolks together, add the melted butter and buttermilk at one time and beat until smooth. Mix together with the flour mixture. Then gently fold in the egg whites last.
Put about 1/2 tsp of butter in the bottom of each ebleskiver cup and heat until hot. Pour in about 1 tsp of batter into each cup. Then quickly put 1/2 tsp of nutella in the middle of each ebelskiver and lower the heat a little. Afterward add another 1/2 tsp of batter on top to cover and fill the cup. Then turn them quickly using a fork or two knitting needles or thin chopsticks. Continue cooking for about 1.5 minutes then take them out.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or some maple syrup or extra chocolate syrup!