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gluten-free Munchkins!

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Ok - so I saw this thing on TV - you know those things that you just gotta have and always cost $19.99. Well, I resisted it but then it showed up at Linens 'n Things. It was just begging to come home with me.

But seriously, check this out!! http://www.pancakepuff.com/?cid=390224

Totally cool! I just whipped up a batch of Pamela's Pancake mix. And I squirted raspberry jam into the middle of these little pancake puffs with the squirty tool thingy that comes with the kit. Then tossed them in a baggie with some powdered sugar - and I swear it was like eating a munchkin. My daughter fell right off her chair!

I took pictures but am better at baking than I am at computer stuff and don't know how to get a picture to come up in my avatar. If someone wants to tell me I will post the pics I will, but for now, trust me on this one!!

Next I'm going savory with corn bread and even sweeter with brownie - happy day, donuts are back !

barb

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This is actually based on an ebelskiver pan. It's a Danish traditional breakfast, and there are tons of recipes out there. Williams Sonoma also has recipes (some called ebelskiver, some called "stuffed pancakes", this one looks particularly good:

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/reci...DD8C5C5D3372FF9

and carries a pan for it, too:

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/sk...mp;cm%5Fsrc=SCH

And although that little squirty thing is cool, you don't have to use it. You just put in a little butter or oil in the cups, place approx. 2 tablespoons of batter, add your filling, then top with another tablespoon of batter. You flip with two long toothpicks or forks. Every time I've made them, I've used Pamela's, too. I do like the ebelskiver recipes better than the basic Pamela's pancake recipe; ebelskiver traditionally is very eggy with little flour.

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OMG, thanks for posting this! My ds just told me recently that the one thing he really misses from the "gluten days" is Boston Cream donuts. I could make Boston Cream Munchkins!!!! This will be fun....I'm going to Linens'n'Things tomorrow!

Rho

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Ok - so I saw this thing on TV - you know those things that you just gotta have and always cost $19.99. Well, I resisted it but then it showed up at Linens 'n Things. It was just begging to come home with me.

But seriously, check this out!! http://www.pancakepuff.com/?cid=390224

Totally cool! I just whipped up a batch of Pamela's Pancake mix. And I squirted raspberry jam into the middle of these little pancake puffs with the squirty tool thingy that comes with the kit. Then tossed them in a baggie with some powdered sugar - and I swear it was like eating a munchkin. My daughter fell right off her chair!

I took pictures but am better at baking than I am at computer stuff and don't know how to get a picture to come up in my avatar. If someone wants to tell me I will post the pics I will, but for now, trust me on this one!!

Next I'm going savory with corn bread and even sweeter with brownie - happy day, donuts are back !

barb

I bought this pan today today -- for the exact purpose of making munchkins! How high did you fill the wells? The recipe book said 3/4 full, but it seemed to make a somewhat skimpy "puff" Also, did you have any trouble with the squirty thing? It looked as if it would make an enormous hole in the puff.

Thanks, Rochelle

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Looks good, but daughter is allergic to eggs and milk. Do you think they would still puff up if I had to use egg and milk subs? I have little baked donut pans but you use cake or muffin batter with those and they don't come out so well. Or I should say what you wind up with is a donut shaped cake or muffin but it still tastes like a cake or a muffin. Not a donut.

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this is my favorite new gadget.. I have made pizza, meat & cheese & sweet things with this pan. It is so much fun... When I put fillings in I also put it directly into the batter.... Kids love this pan.........Try a bananna slice & some peanut butter & a marshmallow!!!!!!!!!!

mamaw

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I just bought one at Bed Bath & Beyond (love those 20% off coupons!)!

Me too!! Me too!! Just got it a couple of hours ago at BB&B (20% off). I won't get to try it for a while - we got some travel plans that we are dealing with right now. My son just asked earlier if donuts (in the grocery store flyer) were gluten free and gave me the "Aaaawwwww Man" when I said no. So I'm looking forward to surprising him.

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It works! It works! It really works!!!!!

I made pancake batter, and it worked very nicely, but I wanted something more doughnutty, so I added more pancake mix, sugar, vanilla, and more oil to my batter, so it was more like cake batter, and it worked fantastically well. THEY TASTED LIKE REAL DOUGHNUT HOLES!!! :blink:

I tried rolling them in cinnamon sugar, but it wouldn't stick. Maybe I need them to be greasier? Next time, I'll just glaze or frost them.

The downside: I think I'm gonna get fat if I keep making these....

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I'm still tweaking the recipe. I made more today, using 3 cups of my homemade pancake mix (it's floating around the board somewhere, I know I've posted it, but I would think you could use any pancake mix, and cake mix would be the easiest), 2 cups of sugar, a cup of milk, and a cup of oil, and then I glazed them (2 cups of powdered sugar, some orange juice (sorry, didn't measure!), and about one tablespoon of melted butter, all mixed together), and to my desperate taste buds, they tasted EXACTLY like Krispy Kremes.

One thing I've learned--they really do puff up, so you have to go easy on how much you put in each "hole' in the pan. Filling it halfway worked better for me than 3/4, which is what the directions called for.

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This looks like a great kitchen gadget!!! I would love to try it but I have a glass top stove. Anyone tried this on a glass top rather than on gas?

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This looks like a great kitchen gadget!!! I would love to try it but I have a glass top stove. Anyone tried this on a glass top rather than on gas?

I also have a flat-top stove, and I worried about this. I just got mine today (I am about to try it out!) and I think it will work fine. Each "well" is flat on the bottom, so it will sit flat on the stove. I will let you know how it works later tonight!

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Ok, I just had to update! I used my new pan and made some chocolate filled donuts!! They were wonderful! The pan did fine on my glass-top stove. I had it too hot at first, but I fixed that! I used the gluten-free Pantry muffin mix, and they were great! My kids loved them! I can't wait to experiment more! We need more recipes for this pan on here!

ptkds

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The downside: I think I'm gonna get fat if I keep making these....

:(

......and this is PRECISELY why I can't own this thing, Alison.

Have fun, you guys. :lol: If I got that evil gadget I would eat the WHOLE BATCH.

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......and this is PRECISELY why I can't own this thing, Alison.

Have fun, you guys. :lol: If I got that evil gadget I would eat the WHOLE BATCH.

Ah, but there's a catch: you can only make 7 munchkins at a time, and it's rather time-consuming.

I made a whole recipe of cake batter (gluten-free, of course), and it's taken me 4 days to use it all! (I figured it would keep in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 4 days.) And that's with a husband and 3 kids snarfing down every gluten-free snack I make!

And if it had gluten in it, I COULD eat the whole batch, but I've noticed that the gluten-free sweets don't have that addictive quality. I do crave them more often than I'd like--but I'm satisfied after, say, 4 or 5.

It just reminds us how EVIL gluten is!

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Ok, I just had to update! I used my new pan and made some chocolate filled donuts!! They were wonderful! The pan did fine on my glass-top stove. I had it too hot at first, but I fixed that! I used the gluten-free Pantry muffin mix, and they were great! My kids loved them! I can't wait to experiment more! We need more recipes for this pan on here!

ptkds

Thanks for the update. I will have to look for this product. Glad it works on a glass top.

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Yeah!!! I am so excited to see so many people out there making these treats. I haven't been on the board for a while - too busy eating doooooo-nutttts.

We have a glass cook top - no problems, just be carefule because the pan is heavy and could break your glass if dropped and could scratch if dragged - just handle it carefully.

Isn't this thing just too much fun. It brings me such immense joy to see the look on my kids faces when I put a pile of sugar covered, jelly filled "donuts" on the table.

I have noticed that the powdered sugar sticks fine (toss in a zip lock bag with powdered sugar) for a while - after a while the sugar kind of gets wet and turns to a glaze - but ours usually don't last that long.

Boston creme sounds great - like a regular puff with like a vanilla pudding center and dipped in chocolate!

And here is the silver lining - my daughter is a diabetic and so we have to count carbs and keep track of blood sugar. These "donuts" actually are less carbs than the same number of pancakes with maple syrup (at least says her blood sugar) and are way more fun! We use the all fruit preserves and not too much powdered sugar.

Happy munchkining!

barb

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H-E-L-P! Bought the pan, but the donut holes aren't looking like you describe, and they are not getting done in the center. The directions aren't all that great, so I must be doing something wrong. Am using a great pancake recipe that we like, but the puffs are disappointing. Would appreciate your advice. Jo Ann

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I watched "Arne" several times when I first started making these little gems!!!! HIs site is listed here at the beginning of this post.

Did you leave the pan get hot enough, & maybe you should leave them cook a tad longer on each turn. Are you using to much batter ?

I can't think of anything else......

I think you have to develop a knack for perfecting these, mine were not perfect at first either ( still not) but they eat them as fast as I can make them....

keep trying & enjoy

mamaw

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