choco hazelnut puff pancakes
I’ve had an ebelskiver pan from Williams-Sonoma for a while now, but haven’t used it at all. Shame on me, because this was a brilliant idea for an after dinner treat. Angela dropped by and we decided on the chocolate hazelnut puff pancakes (aka use some nutella).
You can also find the recipe on the Williams-Sonoma site, but I altered mine due to the fact that I didn’t have some ingredients handy at home.
- 1 3/4th c. all purpose flour
- 3/4th tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 eggs separated
- 1 3/4 c. milk (original recipe calls for buttermilk, but it worked just fine with milk)
- 4 tbsp. butter melted
First, in one bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix around with a fork until ingredients are incorporated with each other. In another bowl, lightly beat the 3 egg yolks and the milk. Slowly pour the eggs & milk into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Combine and mix the ingredients until lumpy.
In another bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff but not dry peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the batter in two additions.
Put 1/2 tsp. butter in each well of a filled-pancake pan. Place over medium heat and heat until the butter begins to bubble. Pour 1 tbsp. batter into each well and cook until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Put 1 tsp. of nutella in the center of each pancake and top with 1 tbsp. batter. Using 2 wooden skewers (or chopsticks…hehe), flip the pancakes over and cook until golden and crispy, about 3 minutes more.
I thought they would be hard to flip over, but the chopsticks worked real well. heh. Once finished, remove from pan and plate, adding a mini dollop of nutella and dusting with confectioner’s sugar. You can basically put anything in the middle of the puff pancake, which makes it very versatile. I think I’ll be making this alot more in the future. It didn’t take long at all. Great for breakfast!