If you are German or Danish it might be a memory from your past. It's an ebelskiver pan, for making (you guessed it) ebelskivers; a spherical pancake. They are just smaller than a tennis ball, made with a batter similar to pancake or waffle.
I am lucky enough to have 2 pans that have been passed down in my family and they come out for special occaions. I’ll be making my favorite recipe for my family for Easter.
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 eggs, separated
2 cups sour cream
½ cup milk or buttermilk
Oil (to grease the pan)
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sour cream, and milk.
Whip the egg whites to soft peaks
Add the egg and sour cream mixture to the flour mixture, fold in the egg whites, and mix till smooth
Heat the ebelskiver pan over medium-low heat.
Place a tiny bit of oil in each mold and spread it evenly around the molds before filling each mold with a spoonful of batter.
Cook until light brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn gently with a fork or skewer and brown the other side.
Now the question is jam, powdered sugar or syrup?