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Sourdough Ebelskivers (Danish Pancakes)

User the unique pancake maker to create Ebelskivers, the traditional Danish pancake.  We celebrate Pancake Day every year with these and this delectable sourdough pancake recipe.


Ingredients for Initial Batter

  • 1/2 Cup of sourdough starter
  • 1/4 Cup of raw or coconut sugar
  • 2 Cups warm water
  • 2-3 Cups Flour

In the Morning, Add In:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda optional - but it will make them poofier


Directions for initial mix:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a ceramic bowl until you form a thick batter.  It should look like any pancake batter you've made before.
  2. Cover and let the batter sit on your counter overnight.

Directions for the next morning:

  1. Preheat your Ebelskiver pan on medium-low heat.
  2. Add all the above ingredients to your cultured dough and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add butter to each of the wells in your pan.
  4. Fill each well of your pan halfway full with batter.  ONLY halfway.  Cook until the batter bubbles.
  5. If you're going to insert an add-in like spiced apples, chocolate chips or sausage, do it now.
  6. Using a bamboo skewer or knitting needle, carefully turn the pancake over so that what was on the top is now on the bottom. This will not only finish cooking the pancake, but it will also form the top of the pancake's spherical body.

Recipe Notes

Serve hot with lots of butter.  

Don't go too crazy with sweet stuff on top, especially if you've put in a filler.  Sourdough Ebelskivers have a rich flavor all their own and you may not want to smother it in sugar.  

Sometimes a little powdered sugar on top is delightful, especially if it's made from coconut or raw sugar.  

To learn to make your own powdered sugar, just follow this link.