Thursday, February 27, 2014

Aebleskivers


This is a recipe that my family made growing up.  They were always a favorite special breakfast for us and I love that I can carry on the tradition with my kids!  They were a little skeptical about these but when I explained they were simply round pancakes, they jumped on board quickly!  We love topping these with fresh strawberry jam and powdered sugar but lots of things are delish.  Some things to try are: Syrup, nutella, apple sauce, fresh berries… I could go on, but I think you get the picture.  These do need a special pan.  It is called an Aebleskiver pan, Amazon has them for around $20.  It is a cast iron pan with round holes in it.  Aebleskivers are a Danish tradition.  The Danish cooks liked to use a long knitting needle to turn them in the pan.  You can use a fork, or I like to use a kabob skewer, it was just easier for me.

Aebleskivers
makes about 30

2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 eggs, separated
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
2 T. sugar
4 T. melted butter
oil for cooking

Separate eggs and beat the whites until stiff peaks form. Mix all the other ingredients, except the egg whites, together and mix until smooth.  Fold in the egg whites last.  Put about a tablespoon of oil in the bottom of each Aebleskiver pan cup, heat until oil is hot. Once the oil is hot, pour about 2 Tablespoons of batter into each cup.  When they start to bubble around the edges, turn quickly. Continue turning and cooking the ball to keep it from burning.  It is done when the entire outside is golden brown and it is cooked through the middle.  I inserted a toothpick in the middle to check for doneness (Is that a word?). Once it is done, place on a paper towel covered plate.  Serve hot with any toppings you desire.

1 comment:

  1. These are also a favorite at our house too! We made them this week for a cub scouts blue and gold banquet because you were supposed to bring a recipe from your heritage, and we are Danish way back :) We love them with nutella and bananas. We ended up buying 2 pans (I got them for $12 on amazon) so we could make more faster for our family of 6 to devour :) They are our traditional Christmas morning breakfast.

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