Aebleskivers

by brenda on

This recipe is from a bed & breakfast in Leavenworth, Washington, called Abendblume.  It is really a beautiful place and I recommend it to all.  I would rate it as the best bed & breakfast we have ever stayed at.  Ok, we’ve only stayed at 2 prior to this one, but they were nice ones–and this one was NICER!  The kind woman who ran the place served us Aebleskivers for breakfast one of the mornings (along with other fine fares), and before we left we’d purchased an Aebleskiver pan and now we are able to make these yummy treats at home!  The following recipes are from the slip of paper that came with our pan:

Aebleskivers

(Danish Pancakes)

2 eggs, separated

2 cups buttermilk

2 cups all-purpose buttermilk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Vegetable Oil

Powdered Sugar

Apple Syrup

Beat the 2 egg whites in medium-sized bowl until stiff, but not dry.  Reserve.  Combine 2 egg yolks, buttermilk, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom, vanilla, and melted butter in a different bowl, mix until smooth.  Fold in the beaten egg whites.

Pour about 3/4 teaspoon oil into each round of an aebleskiver pan and heat over medium-high heat on top of stove.  Add a heaping tablespoon of the batter, or enough to fill each round about three quarters full.  When bubbly around the edges, turn each round upside down with chopsticks or a fork.  Continue cooking, turning frequently, until rounds are golden on all sides and done in the middle, about 5 minutes.  Remove each cake as it is done and drain on paper towels.  Keep warm and in an oven at 200 degrees until all the rounds are cooked.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with apple syrup.

 

Apple Syrup

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons corn starch

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 pint apple juice

Splash of lemon

1/4 cup butter

 

Combine all ingredients and then heat over medium heat until desired thickness.  Serve warm.

Serves 14

 

Aebleskiver Pan & Information (from Abendblume)

“A holiday in Denmark often begins with a breakfast of puffy fried cakes called Aebleskiver.  The flavorful dough may be fried with a piece of apple stuck in the center or served with apple syrup or apple butter–the cake takes its name from its fondness for apples.  An 8 inch diameter cast iron pan with seven round indentations fits over a stove burner and fries the cakes to golden perfection.  If you develop an addiction to Aebleskivers, make them frequently, the heavy iron pan will remain well-seasoned and the cakes will not stick.

– See more at: http://www.wellfedhomestead.com/aebleskivers#sthash.Xge0n9U7.dpuf

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