Ebelskivers are small Danish puffed pancakes made in a special multi-well pan.
Sweet and savory variations of this petite puff are appearing on restaurant menus and at farmer's markets across North America. The widespread availability of the pans at department and super stores has encouraged home cooks to join in the fun of this tasty treat. Originally only available at Williams-Sonoma stores, the pans are now a top selling item at many mass merchants and gourmet stores.
Ebelskivers, with their ideal shape and size, appeal to home cooks of all kinds for all occasions. This fantastic cookbook goes well beyond a collection of recipes, as it is an appliance/equipment handbook, too. The recipes range from simple to sophisticated, yet all are convenient and delicious treats, which range from classic ebelskivers, to newer breakfast options, to make-ahead appetizers, to snacks for the family. Even decadent desserts can be made in minutes all without turning on the oven.
Just a small sample of these sumptuous recipes include:
- Cranberry Orange Ebelskivers, Buttery Beignet Puffs, Maple-Pecan Ebelskivers
- Smoked Salmon and Dill Puffs, Roasted Pepper Feta Puffs, Crab Cake Puffs
- Chocolate Ganache Ebelskivers, Praline Puffs, Browned Butter Ebelskivers
- Buckwheat Blini Puffs, Lamington Puffs, Spanakopita Puffs, Linzer Puffs.
The 150 recipes deliver inspired flavor combinations in addition to vegan and gluten-free variations of the classic and simplified batters, both of which can be substituted for recipes throughout the collection. And the step-by-step photos of the ebelskiver techniques ensure a perfect result every time.
About the Author
Camilla V. Saulsbury is a food writer and recipe developer who has written 15 cookbooks and has won several of America's top cooking competitions, including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest and the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Cookies Episode).