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Ebelskivers…

Greetings my few readers (looking at you David McC and Tabitha).

So as there was a slight request for me to continue blogging, here is a bit of toe dip into that. This morning I felt the need to make Ebelskivers…do you know these delicious Danish pancakes?!?! I love them, but am likely the worst flipper in history. (Though I secretly suspect the only people ACTUALLY good at flipping them are cooks in Danish bed and breakfasts.)

Breakfast! Ebelskivers with Lingonberry Jam and fruit salad

Anyway Ebelskivers are a round pancake with lingonberry jam in the middle. Very YUMMY! You have to make them in a special pan mine looks like this:

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Cast iron Ebelskiver pan

 

Anywhoodle, I followed a recipe, which I will link to here, but here are the basic steps:

  1. Make a pancake like batter (including whipped egg whites folded in)
  2. Melt butter into each pan pocket
  3. Add some batter
  4. Add some jam
  5. Add some batter, let it cook
  6. Attempt and fail at ninja flipping the dough
  7. Readjust it so it looks somewhat presentable
  8. Let cook, then remove…

That’s it. The hardest part by far is flipping the dough, though patiently whipping the egg whites is somewhat difficult too…

Here is the recipe I followed…

If you try it, let me know how it works. If you’re local and want to borrow my pan, that works too.

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Sandwich Bread

It’s catch up time here on my blog as it took a bit to get the pictures loaded from the camera, so prepare for a few posts tonight.

Last Saturday I had some girlfriends over for “bread-making lessons.” This is my standard sandwich bread. I got the recipe from a friends mom, and it has been a staple in our house for years. I make two loaves at a time, then slice one of them for the freezer. If you are in a country with Great Harvest, this reminds me a lot of their white bread. I suspect it has to do with the awesome-ness of the honey. 🙂

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What I Used:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 1/2 T yeast
  • 1 T salt
  • 9 cups flour

What I did:

  1. Combine the water, honey and oil (I find using a Pyrex pitcher the best for measuring.)
  2. Microwave for a couple of minutes until quite warm and stir to combine.
  3. Add to a mixer and add yeast.
  4. Allow the yeast to proof for ten or so minutes.
  5. Add 3 cups of flour and the salt. Mix with paddle.
  6. Add 3 more cups of flour and mix again.
  7. Switch to dough hook.
  8. Add 3 more cups of flour until incorporated.
  9. Remove and knead for ages.
  10. Place into a greased bowl and let rise covered for 30 minutes
  11. Punch dough down, split in two, form 2 loaves
  12. Place loaves in greased bread pans, let rise covered another 30 minutes
  13. Cut three slits across the top
  14. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
  15. Allow to cool COMPLETELY before slicing.

It sounds like a lot, but it is actually pretty simple, and only takes two hours. Well worth it for the deliciousness. I will leave you with one of my favorite ways to enjoy it….

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