Oh man, oh man... being pregnant and watching food network is a very dangerous thing! They should have some sort of warning along that bottom for us hormonal food avoiding and craving people. Sometimes there will be a particular dish showing and just seeing it makes me sick, so I run upstairs to avoid the nauseating feeling. Other times, I see something and instantly want it and those are the things that get me especially in trouble!
Last week, there were two things that got me instantly while watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate". The first was the cannoli and now I so desperately want one! I seriously dreamt about it that night and it has made me want it even more. Since I didn't know where to get one, the next day I made Ben go to cheesecake factory and get me a slice of plain cheesecake. Yummity yum! I ate is very slowly of course, extending out over the next few nights because if I eat too much of something I get an adverse reaction and all the food ends up in the toilet. Not fun.
The second thing that got me were the ebelskivers! I had never heard of those before, but they looked bomb diggity (um, Lin I am sounding like you)!!! I wanted some right there and while we were watching Ben tells me he saw an ebelskiver pan at the thrift store the other day and almost bought it, but didn't know what to do with it! Darn. Darn. Darn. The one that they were showing had banana inside a pancake type batter with a cinnamon and sugar coating. Thus, a few days later the craving was still there and I was still lacking an ebelskiver pan, so I made my own!
I made buttermilk pancake batter and thinly sliced up some bananas. Then on our griddle, I made a pancake and while it was cooking it on one side, added the banana on top, then folded it over like a taco (the banana was sandwiched inside) and kept cooking it until it was throughly cooked. When they were done, I coated them with cinnamon and sugar and voila! I had my own version of ebelskivers!
Now, it probably wasn't really the same, but I guessed it did the job (at least for now). My version wasn't bad and still did taste good, but now I am determined to get me one of these little pans (can I put this on a baby registry?!). I have grand plans of making some filled with nutella, custard, and basically anything that makes my baby belly sing!
Anyone have experience making ebelskivers? Any good recipes? Or maybe have a pan you want to get rid of. Please do share!!!
Hope your weekend was filled with a bit of dessert too!!!
p.s. my BFF made a really cool video (with her little sister) for their older sister's wedding and it is posted here. this is the video that inspired our little video announcement. you seriously must watch their video, it is so crazily cute! my BFF finally has a blog, so please head over and bid her hello!