Friday, June 12, 2015

Rosie Makes Aebleskivers.

I was watching Mo Rocca's My Grandmother's Ravioli and his Danish host, Grethe Peterness, was making traditional Danish food. I passed on the mustard pickled herring and the curried pickled herring, but I perked up when they got to dessert. She made aebleskivers for dessert.  Yep.  Rosie must make these.  But first, I need an aebleskiver pan.


This is an aebleskiver pan.

 "What is an aebleskiver," you ask?  Aebleskiver is Danish for apple slices; however, none of the recipes I found had apple slices in them.  Traditionally, aebleskivers were cooked with bits of apple or applesauce, but apples are not normally included in modern Danish forms of the dish.  Basically, an aebleskiver is a round pancake, not a flat round pancake, but round like a ball.  They are cooked in a special cast iron pan.

 Aren't my roses pretty?

 
 
  

 Aebleskiver Batter
1 1/4 cups flour
3 TB sugar
2 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 TB melted butter
Mix dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, mix egg and buttermilk.
Add to dry ingredients.
Place aebleskiver pan over medium-low heat.
Brush pancake cups with melted butter and
fill to slightly below the rim with batter.
In about 2 minutes, a thin crust will form on the bottoms.
Pierce crust with a skewer
and gently pull shell to rotate the ball.
Keep cooking, rotating the balls
until they are evenly browned and no longer moist in the center-
10 -12 minutes.
Remove balls from pan.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve with maple syrup or fruit marmalade.
 This was my first batch of aebleskivers
and I put too much batter in each cup.

 Yes, Rosie is messy.
 But she cleans up pretty good.
 If you like pancakes,
you'll like aebleskivers.


I had to give it some butter loving.

My second attempt was better.



Serve with butter, real maple syrup, and powdered sugar.
Mr. Hawthorne's strawberry jam was a nice touch.

Now that I have an aebleskiver pan,
I won't limit the pan to just aebleskivers.
I could do eggs.
Hushpuppies.
Cornbread.
Biscuits.
Muffins.
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2 comments:

Sara Welch said...

We make these and fill them with jam! Yours look wonderful

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I'll have to try that, Sara. Thanks!