Does anyone else make these? My nutty adorable mother saw an ebelskiver pan, and for some reason decided that she absolutely must have it. (This happens on a regular basis with some weird baking/cooking thing, and I inherited from her.) So over Thanksgiving I experimented with it and the recipe book she got, and WOW these things are point blank awesome!
They are spherical (filled) danish pancakes made in half-sphere wells. You brush them with butter, put in some batter, then put in a dollop of filling, then another spoonful of pancake batter. When they start to bubble, you use sticks to flip the whole thing over in its well, letting the gooey not-yet-cooked batter squish into the well, making them sort of spherical. They look adorable, and taste awesome. And they are fun!!
I've tried so far a feta and sage leaf* one and a nutella filled one. More experimentation to come!
The book I'm using (which I totally recommend): http://www.amazon.com/Ebelskivers-Danish-Style-Filled-Pancakes-Savory/dp/1616280670/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323685265&sr=1-1
*It's SO cool - you put the sage leaf in the well face down in the butter and kind of press it in, then put the batter on top of it - the sage leaf is cooked into the top of the pancake and looks gorgeous when you're done.