Our ebelskiver recipe are little Danish puff pancakes that you will love and pass down through the generations. They are surprisingly simple to make and only have a few pantry staple ingredients in them! We’ve teamed these tasty treats up with our hygge cozy Christmas party for an unforgettable holiday hangout.
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I’ve loved making these yummy Danish puff pancakes since I was a little girl. They are so light and fluffy and are the cutest little rounds. I love how festive they look with sifted powdered sugar on top.
My mom made these for me and would tell me the story that her mom made them for her because her mom made them for her. My great grandma was Danish and as I know, the one who started this tradition in our family, but who knows how far it goes back.
I am so glad that our family heritage traditions like this have been passed on through the generations. I now telling my kids the story as I make these delicious ebelskivers for them. That’s four generations of ebelskiver recipe making! I only hope they carry the tradition on with their kids as well.
What is an ebelskiver pan?
An ebelskiver pan is usually made of cast iron but it can also be made from ceramic or another material. I prefer the cast iron as it gives the most authentic ebelskiver recipe.
What are some other Christmas breakfasts I can make?
There are so many possibilities when it comes to Christmas breakfast! I always make our gluten-free cinnamon rolls but our gluten-free breakfast casserole and gluten-free waffles are also fantastic choices.
We have a whole post dedicated to Christmas Mocktails with many of them being great for a festive holiday breakfast! Our gingerbread martini mocktail is one of my favorites and definitely a sweet alternative to traditional hot chocolate.
Holiday Party Food
I love making other holiday favorites for Hygge Christmas gatherings like this. Our eggnog cheesecake cream delight and peppermint Christmas pancakes are two of my favorites! RecipeTin Eats also has a great Christmas recipes menu.
Modern Christmas Gathering
Just a few things make any holiday get together a modern gathering. First, keep things simple. This includes decor, attire and even the menu.
A few simple dishes that you love will be wonderful. Keep your decor to a minimal with fresh greenery, a simple decorated tree and even homemade, DIY Christmas ornaments.
Hygge (pronounced ˈho͝oɡə/) is basically the art of living cozy. It comes from the Danish culture and traditions of living a content and cozy life.
This includes lots of candles, wool socks, sweet treats and just a general calm in our lives While hygge can be embraced any time of year, it is most easily achieved during cold winter months and the holidays.
I absolutely love this little book of hygge that lays of statistics of the joy that embracing this lifestyle can bring. All according to the happiness institute.
Oh how I love to Hygge during Christmastime! It is my favorite time to embrace the elements of living a cozy life. A girls gathering during this time of year is especially rewarding.
Things can be relaxed and unpretentious. Ask guests to come in comfy clothing to set the tone for a casual evening with good food, good company and a relaxing night for all.
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Modern Christmas Decor
Keeping it simple is key to modern Christmas decor. That’s why I love these simple ceramic and wood houses. They have little tea lights in them and are so beautiful!
When decorating your minimalist mini Christmas tree, use simple decor like these wool ball garland or wood ball garland in natural colors. Twinkle lights are also a great addition for just a touch of sparkle.
I love putting a big gorgeous sign like this custom one from Generation Farmhouse next to the tree for a great full modern effect.
I have always loved the idea of dried orange ornaments ever since my mom read me the book, Christmas Oranges as a little girl. I still read it for my kids and want to put these on the tree the night we make them.
I found a great recipe that couldn’t be easier from She Keeps a Lovely Home for how to make dried citrus Christmas ornaments. For easy modern wrapping paper, just use butcher paper! It is clean and fresh especially when topped with cinnamon sticks and fresh sprigs of rosemary or pine.
Homemade gingerbread ornaments
You guys, these gingerbread ornaments could not be easier to make! Three simple ingredients and some fun in the kitchen will give you tree ornaments that you will treasure forever.
Let your kids decorate them with craft glue for a bit more pizzaz. You can use them year after year if you store them carefully between tissue paper.
How to make Ebelsivers
Combine egg yolks, buttermilk, all-purpose gluten-free flour, sugar, Real Salt, baking soda and baking powder until well blended
Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes
Beat two egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into batter
Heat an Ebelskiver pan over medium heat and spray generously with non-stick cooking spray or put a tsp oil to each cup
When the pan is hot, pour batter into each cup until 3/4 full
When batter starts to bubble, make quarter turns with a needle until a ball forms and turn until golden and needle inserted comes out clean
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve as is or with jam
How to you turn an ebelskiver
While it can seem hard, making and turning ebelskivers comes quite easily. When the batter starts to bubble, make quarter turns with a needle until a ball forms and continue turning until golden and a needle inserted comes out clean.
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- Combine egg yolks, buttermilk, all-purpose gluten-free flour, sugar, Real Salt, baking soda and baking powder until well blended
- Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes
- Beat two egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into batter
- Heat an Ebelskiver pan over medium heat
- Spray generously with non-stick cooking spray or put a tsp oil to each cup
- When the pan is hot, pour batter into each cup until 3/4 full
- When batter starts to bubble, make quarter turns with a needle until a ball forms
- Turn until golden and needle inserted comes out clean
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve as is or with jam