1.20.2013

Ebel-what? & Omelettes

It is now well into January and here I go writing about my gifts. Truth be told, our tree is still up and I don't foresee it coming down any time soon. My mom's gift to me this year was as unexpected as it is awesome. She obviously knows about my love for food stuffs and picked out two pans from Williams-Sonoma of all places!


She got me their ebelskiver pan and a rolled omelette pan to be exact, both of which make the best breakfast food. I was super pumped for both but the decision on which to use first was pretty clear...


Æbleskiver are adorable Danish pancakes, or the perfect pancake/popover hybrid. These babies are the fluffiest, most airy, and delicious puff balls I've ever eaten, and the fact that you can fill them with whatever you're heart desires is just magical.

The process is quite simple and only calls for one other "specialty" item (after you have the pan): skewers. Williams-Sonoma sells a set of two skewers for a whopping $13, so I opted for a pack of 80 for $1.50 at Target. After pouring a teaspoon of batter into the buttered wells, I added a teaspoon of a diced apples cooked with cinnamon sugar and pecans, followed by another teaspoon of batter. Then each was flipped using skewers and cooked till golden-brown.


They're then topped with whatever you like. Maple syrup and powdered sugar were my preferred choice. I've since made them with apricot preserves, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate hazelnut spread. All equally delicious, though the cinnamon sugar ones were like mini cinnamon rolls!

Now, omelettes have always been the worst for me. My fillings would inevitably fall out while attempting to flip or, almost always, would fall apart while plating. This pan helped make the perfect omelette. Every. Single. Time. The pan has a helpful divider and comes with a handy spatula to help with the rolling action, too.


Perfectly rolled with all of the fillings intact... until you dig in! You know me and my love for cooking gadgets. Now to go make some brunch.

7 comments:

  1. Both of these look awesome. I will have to add them to my wish list. The popovers sound delicious.

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    1. You should try and hold out for a sale, I think my mom got them half price during a holiday sale! I love 'em both, but the ebelskiver are SO yummy.

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  2. Those look delicious! I'm always looking for something new to make for breakfast. Or breakfast for dinner. :)

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  3. As a Dane, it is pretty funny reading this:) nice knowing someone outside Denmark loves æbleskiver too. Everyone eats them in Denmark around Christmas, usually with powdered sugar and jam, though people rarely make them at home. The ones you buy never contain apples though that is the original recipe:) (Æble means apple)Sorry for my rant, you may already know these things, but 'im just happy you like æbleskiver:D

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    1. No need to apologize! I think it's awesome I have someone from Denmark reading my dorky food post about a traditional thing you guys eat!

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