Aebleskiver that’s what. 😀
In July of 2008, while on vacation, we stopped at our favorite cast iron shop. One of the things I purchased was a Aebleskiver pan. I tried this pan one time and it just didn’t work. All that came out of it was a big glob of goo. Now who would want to eat that?
After seven months and out of bordom, I got the pan back out and gave it another try. Recipe follows.
After I made the pancake batter, I let it sit while the pan heated up. The recipe calls for 1 TB of butter in each round, but I did not use that much. Pour some batter into each round almost to the top and let it cook.
After a minute our two, use a wooden bamboo skewer and turn the batter 1/4 of the way around. Since this was my very first batch and I didn’t know what I was doing, I didn’t let it cook long enough. The batter is suppose to bubble up around the sides before turning. Notice it isn’t a nice golden brown.
Let the batter cook for one minute (I let mine cook a little longer) and then make another 1/4 turn, letting each turn cook for a minute. Here is a nice video of how to make the Aebleskivers. He makes his from a mix. I never buy mixes. 😀
This next picture is of my second batch. I did a much better job with this one. I also added a few chocolate chips to the center, before turning the first time.
This one batch made 21 pancake balls. The girls ate them up quickly. I am sure I’ll be making more of these, especially during the day when they need a nice treat for a snack. Of course, these are not that healthy, so they won’t get them too often. 🙂
Next time I try this, I’ll use all whole wheat flour.
- 1 Aebleskiver pan
- 2 cups of fresh ground soft wheat flour (or unbleached flour or half and half)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TB sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 tsp vanilla
- powdered sugar (optional)
- chocolate chips (a must in this house)
- chopped apples (optional)