Ebelskivers aka Danish Pancakes are a little bit of family tradition for me. I have such fond memories of my Aunt Roberta standing at the stove cooking batch after batch of these delicious little pancake balls. I’ve seen variations when they are filled with jelly, but we’re purists in our Ebelskiver eating. Powdered sugar only! No butter, no syrup, no jam, just a heavy sprinkle of powdered sugar. As you can imagine these are slightly time consuming to make so they are a special occasion breakfast. And, since you need buttermilk, and no one ever has buttermilk on hand, you have to plan ahead to make these.
I remember once when one of my daughters (feeling bad now that I don’t remember which daughter) had “heritage” day at school and was supposed to bring in a food that reflected their heritage. You’d think I would have been happy buying a tin of Danish Butter Cookies at the store, but no, not me…..I delivered dozens upon dozens of Ebelskivers for her class to enjoy. Mom of the day? I do think I qualified!
Anyways, these are certainly a special breakfast treat that you can’t get just anywhere. We have a little Danish town, Solvang, here in CA, where you can get them, but I’m telling you, you’re not going to find them at any old pancake house, anywhere USA. So, if you happen to see them on a menu, order them!