How to Prepare Danish Pancakes

Danish pancakes, also called Ebleskivers, are small round pancakes that can be eaten plain, or filled with jam, chocolate, cheese, or other fillings. You do need a special 'ebleskiver pan' to make them, but it is worth the price, because after tasting one, you'll want them all the time!


  • 3 c. (375 grams) flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp (25 grams) sugar
  • 3 c (710 ml) buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp melted shortening or vegetable oil
  • Filling (jam, applesauce, chocolate, cheese, onion, etc...)


  1. 1
    Combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. 2
    In a large bowl, beat together eggs and sugar. Blend thoroughly.
  3. 3
    Add buttermilk and shortening. Mix well.
  4. 4
    Add dry ingredients in 3 additions. Mix well after each addition.
  5. 5
    Heat the Ebleskiver pan. Thoroughly coat each cup with shortening.
  6. 6
    Put just enough batter in each cup to coat the bottom. Add your fillings on top, then cover with batter so the cups are 3/4 full. If you are not using filling, just fill to 3/4. You must work rather quickly, and get the cups filled before they need turned.
  7. 7
    As the batter starts to bubble around the edges, turn the pancakes over with the skewers. Hopefully they will flip all the way over, but if not, just turn them gradually by lifting the edge with the skewer..
  8. 8
    The ebleskivers are done when they are golden brown all around.


  • Danish Pancakes are great for parties, make one tray of sweet ones, with chocolate, jam, and other sweet fillings, and a tray of savory ones, with cheeses, onion, and meat fillings.
  • Make sure to oil the pan well before adding the batter. It's awful when the pancakes stick.


  • Careful not to burn yourself

Things You'll Need

  • Ebleskiver pan (available at Wal*Mart, or any cooking supply store)
  • Skewers, chopsticks, or a fork
  • Heat source
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls and spoons

Sources and Citations

  • This recipe is from the book: Five Star Recipes from Well-known Latter-Day Saints contributed by Michael Ballam

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