Thursday, November 04, 2010

Bella Makes Filled Pancakes for Breakfast


Bella made these beauties for breakfast. Half were filled with cream cheese, half with chocolate. They're baked in a special pan that you find at Williams-Sonoma. It has little round wells that you fill with a special batter I've never made--but I know that it involves separating eggs and whipping the whites. At dawn.

Bella owns this pan. She is the easiest girl in the *world* to shop for.


Now, you don't have to eat the filled pancakes in a garnet velvet robe, in the morning sunlight. But you can.

25 comments:

Margo said...

sounds lovely (and complicated). I would love to have a Bella to make breakfast :)

April said...

Ebelskiver! Yum! We make it at our house with the pan that was passed down from my mom's mom. She learned to make it from her grandfather, who was Danish. It was so fun to see the pans appear at Williams-Sonoma last Christmas! :-)

Very Verdant said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy. Where did she find the recipe.

Autumn Elizabeth said...

Mmmm... They look wonderful!! Bella is very talented. :) I need to cook and bake more.

~Autumn

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

We own the ebelskiver pan too. I'm inclined to think they're a lot of work, but my daughter loves to make them...the chocolate-filled ones.

Polly said...

Oh chocolate, yum. If Bella ever needs to be Cook in Residence somewhere outside of home, she's welcome here! And I love the garnet robe.

Carol said...

April beat me to it! :)

We have two of these pans. We never fill them with anything, we do it the old traditional way. Perhaps we will have to try filling them with something next time. We often times dip them in all kinds of yummy things.

With marrying into a Danish family, it was only a matter of time before I learned how to do this and have my own pans. :)

YayaOrchid said...

Bella is such an accomplished young chef! I know she gets her inspiration and talent from you!

Hana - Marmota said...

Aww, they look and sound delicious! Bella's really turned into a skilled cook!
This is, I guess, a question for her - how are they filled? Could you, perhaps, share the recipe? Please...

Jet said...

Poffertjes! that's the dutch name for them. My mum has a cast iron 'poffertjes'-pan. It was well used at birthday parties when we were kids:-)

Carlie said...

Oh yum! That sound totally salivation worthy. Mmmmm....

If you see any extra garnet, velvet robes lying around, will you mail them my way? I'd love one too!

I love Williams-Sonoma too...such a great store.

Bella is going to make a totally astounding roomate if she chooses to have one someday. I'd sign up!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Yum!

Anonymous said...

The pancakes sound delicious and I adore the robe-gorgeous.

An fyi for those wanting recipes and such-if you google "recipe for filled pancakes" you'll come upon various recipes and information on the pan as well-at least I did! :)

~Rhonda

rebwey said...

Ebelskivers, made by my dad, are my family's Christmas morning tradition. We always have them with butter and maple syrup or a spoonful of strawberry jam.

thecurryseven said...

Oh, i've seen this pan in the catalogue and always thought the little pancakes looked so yummy. But, I do not own the pan for precisely the reason that I cannot fathom the idea of separating eggs and whipping cream before noon!

Farrah said...

I've seen this pan as Williams-Sonoma is my favorite store in the world, and yes, I am a fashion major, but prefer WS. Did you know that they have free classes on the weekends and specialty classes which are about $40 on some weeknights? I go most Sunday afternoons to our local store and learn so much (with free tastings!).

Anonymous said...

Anna, I am new to your blog. Thank you, it is beautiful and inspirational. I makes my heart happy! Candace

contented sparrow said...

mmm...my mouth's watering! i have that pan, as well, and everyone here loves those scrumptious ebelskivers...even unfilled...they're like little puffs of goodness.

i love how bella loves to bake...how she blesses you all with her gift.

Anonymous said...

A quick search at the W-S website and you can see the pan with a video tutorial. The Waffled Pancake Pan looks pretty neat too.

Colleen

Lisa said...

As a Scandinavian girl, and owner of a Scandinavian gift store, I have to say Ebelskiver are the best! And tradition has it that it is good luck to turn the Ebelskiver with a knitting needle, just like they did in old times.

Lisa said...

I've never heard of those yummy-looking things.

Lisateresa

good_to_be_home said...

That's a lot of work in the morning! They look yummy. I saw those in the catalogue and wondered how they worked.
That deep red of her robe is beautiful!

Kendra said...

First time commenting :)

I found your blog a while back through a link from another-can't remember which one now but it was a craft related blog I'm pretty sure.

Wanted to comment and say I'm so glad you posted this as I've never heard of filled pancakes (learn something new everyday!). Last night I spent searching Ebelskivers, recipes and watching youtube videos on how to make. I'm putting that special pan on my Christmas list this year so I can begin a new tradition-making ebelskivers-with my almost 2 year old daughter (first time mom here!). Your daughter's cream cheese and chocolate filled sound heavenly (and I will remember this for ours one day)!

Really enjoy your blog! :)
Kendra

A.D. said...

Ah, Abelskivers! My dad was master baker in our house, and now my husband has patiently learned the skill of making them. I'm not patient enough. We first had them when I was a child in Solvang, CA, a Danish town.

Note to all those who want to try making them: it can be challenging to learn the very perfect moment to turn them: not too early so that they are gooey inside, nor too late so that they don't form a complete sphere.

Hana - Marmota said...

Rhonda: Well, I realised that in the meantime. :-) Still, my congratulations to Bella stand!

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