Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Morning Ebelskievers

Fruit and veggies have been so good lately, after our first Farmer's Market forray last weekend I took a pint of the blackberries and made a blackberry sauce to drizzle over flan (recipe soon to come), the next morning however, we made a batch of my favorite mini-filled pancakes, filled with blackberry sauce!


Ingredients

* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 lemon, zest of
* 3 egg yolks
* 5 egg whites
* 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
* 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
* 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
* 2 cups jam/berry sauce
* confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions

1. In a batter pitcher or bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and lemon zest. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, lightly whisk the egg yolks.
3. Whisk in the buttermilk and ricotta.
4. Whisk the yolk mixture into the flour mixture until well combined; the mixture will be lumpy. Set aside.
5. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir the whites into the batter in two additions.
6. Put 1/2 teaspoons butter in each well of a ebelskiver pan.
7. Place over medium heat and heat until the butter begins to bubble.
8. Pour 1 Tbs. batter into each well.
9. Place 1 Tsp jam/berry sauce in the center of the batter and top with 1 Tbs batter.
10. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.
11. Using 2 wooden skewers (I use chopsticks), turn the pancakes over and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes more.
12. Transfer to a plate.
13. Repeat with the remaining batter and jam/berry sauce.
14. Dust the pancakes with confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.

These make a delicious treat for a weekend breakfast, they are light and fluffy and tasty!!

17 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh, stuffed pancakes...I like it!

doggybloggy said...

never heard of em' but I will be trying to make em'

Elyse said...

These look awesome! I tried to make ebelskievers once, but I couldn't get them to cook all the way through without burning them on the outside. Perhaps it's time to give them another try. Afterall, your pics are making my mouth water!

Chef Fresco said...

Ebelskievers?! What a fun word! Never heard of it, but sounds awesome!

Chef E said...

I have seen them, but never tried them; sounds like a total YUM! I just am waiting for blueberries and blackberries to hit here, it is still yet to come!

Donna-FFW said...

I have read of these before, but never tried them, I would love to though because they look so amazingly delicious. Truly!

Reeni♥ said...

What a yummy breakfast treat! Love the ricotta in them and the combo with blackberries is divine!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a fabulous breakfast treat! I would love those stuffed with delicious blackberries!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Ebelskievers is a new one for me but pancakes I know and love. Sounds a great breakfast treat!

Kristen said...

I am going to make these, my kind of breakfast!

Denise said...

These are new to me, but they look awesome

Kerstin said...

I've never had stuffed pancakes, but they look incredible! Yum, what a wonderful weekend treat!

Grace said...

i really really really want an ebelskiever pan, but my friends and family aren't getting the hint. i'm just about ready to buy one for myself--they're delightful little balls of goodness!

Hornsfan said...

Girlichef - They are one of my favorites too - I actually love them best without anything in them, but dusted with powdered sugar and a bit of melted butter!
doggybloggy - they are de-lish!!
Elyse - It took a bit of practice for me to get them to flip just right but it's well worth the practice :)
Chef Fresco - the word is very fun to say, prior to getting the special pan that goes with I just knew them as filled pancakes, ebelskievers is way more entertaining :)
Chef E - They are so tasty, a bit intensive to make with all the mixing and folding (and well since I forgot to by ricotta I had to mix up a sub of cottage cheese) but the prep is worth it.
Donna FFW - They are such a great treat - we did them around Xmas last, they are perfect for that type of family gathering/breakfast where there are no time constraints.
Reeni - The ricotta is tasty, it makes them so light and fluffy and a little bit Italian too :)
5 Star - Thanks, the blackberries were perfectly sweet and a tiny bit tart, such a great compliment to the sweetness of the pancake itself.
Kristen, Kersten, Denise & Rosie - Thanks! Definitely one to add to the repertoire!
Grace - keep dropping those hints, it's worth the wait! Or, if you're impatient like me and my mom, go grab a pan ;)

klweddle said...

That sounds delicious! Pancakes are my favorite breakfast food every. If I could I would eat pancakes all the time. I will def have to try to make stuffed pancakes!

Tangled Noodle said...

I can't pronounce them but that wouldn't stop me from scarfing them down! They look delicious.

Angie's Recipes said...

Pancakes! I had some pancakes yesterday too...but your pancakes here look more delicious. Would try make some next time with cheese too.