Growing up I remember a few times that my mom made us Ebleskivers. A pancake pillow filled with applesauce. I specifically remember the warm applesauce in the center. I also remember the unusual pan that my mom cooked them in.
Years later when my grandma passed away we were going through some of her things and there was this very odd caste iron skillet. I remember asking my mom what it was and she said it was for making Ebleskivers and that everyone should have an Ebleskiver pan.
Reluctantly I took the pan but thought that making them seemed like a lot of work. To be honest it is a lot of work but they are amazing and it was kind of a fun cooking experience.
This recipe card was with the pan that my grandma had and is the recipe that I followed with some updated touches. First it says to “use a small amount of fat” before you add the dough. I tried butter but ultimately found that cooking spray worked the best at keeping the Ebleskievers from sticking.
Once you mix all the ingredients together and spray the pan with cooking spray you then place about a teaspoon of the dough into the pan. Then place a small amount of applesauce and cover that with some more dough.
Once they start bubbling and pulling away from the sides slide a fork underneath them and flip them over to cook the other side.
Give it just a few more minutes to cook the dough all the way and then remove them from the pan. Enjoy with butter, powdered sugar, or syrup. A fun breakfast food or dessert.
In case you just love the idea of making these on your own but don’t have a pan. I Googled it and found that you can still buy one of these great pans online. Enjoy!
~ 2 cups buttermilk
~ 2 cups flour
~ 3 eggs
~ 1 teaspoon baking powder
~ 1/2 teaspoon salt
~ 2 teaspoon baking soda
~ 2 teaspoons sugar
~ apple sauce
Beat the eggs. Add sugar, salt and milk; then flour, baking soda and baking powder which have been sifted together. Spray pan with cooking spray. Fill each cup about 2/3 full of dough. Place a small teaspoonful of apple sauce on top of dough, then barely cover apple sauce with a few drops of dough. Cook until bubbly, turn carefully with fork, and finish baking on other side. Serve with butter and maple syrup or jam. Note: Avoid spilling apple sauce in cups, as this will cause the Ebleskiver to stick. Makes about 3 dozen. Cut recipe in half to make a smaller batch.
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