These wonderful little things are ebleskivers (say it ableskeevers). They are a Danish tradition, and the best way I can describe them is pancakes minus the flat. Other cooks define them as a cross between pancakes and popovers, or doughnuts minus the fat.
This is my gift to you this week — 3-D pancakes! They’re fun to make, and just saying their awesome name can keep you occupied for at least a day. But please, read on.
According to legend, ebleskivers were invented by some hungry Vikings who decided to make pancakes in their dented shields after a battle. (See, it gets better and better!)