This week was all about aebleskivers (you have no idea how many times I checked to see if I got the spelling right)! For those of you that don’t know, aebleskivers are traditional, spherical Danish pancakes made in a special cast iron pan. They can be eaten as breakfast, for a snack, or as a dessert and you can top them with just about anything. We had a variety of toppings for our aebleskivers, including apricot-raspberry jam, sautéed apples with cinnamon and quince jam. You can also top them with some powdered sugar to make them a little sweeter.
To round out our meal, we had a fruit salad and some chocolate covered strawberries. It was another great FND.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 egg whites
- In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another mixing bowl stir together milk and egg yolks until well combined. Add to flour mixture. Stir until smooth.
- In a small bowl beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold beaten egg whites into batter, leaving a few puffs of egg white. Do not overbeat.
- Place an aebleskiver pan over medium heat; lightly brush each cup with oil. When the oil sizzles, use about 2 tablespoons of the batter to fill each cup 2/3 full. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. As a thin shell forms, use a fork or wooden toothpick to gently invert the cooked portion and allow the uncooked portion to flow into the cup. Invert each aebleskiver and cook until all shells are set and all sides are sealed. Continue rotating and cooking until they are evenly golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted in their centers comes out clean.
- Use a fork or wooden toothpick to transfer each aebleskiver to a plate. Serve immediately or keep warm in a loosely covered ovenproof dish in a 300°F oven. If desired, serve with jam, jelly, honey, syrup, or applesauce and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 30 aebleskiver.
Tomorrow Mary and I will be teaching Taylor how to bake some delicious confectionaries, so stay tuned for those recipes/pictures.
Happy eating, everyone!