Friday, April 1, 2011

Aebleskivers

My grandma is Danish and she taught my dad how to make aebleskivers.  He would make them for special breakfasts, mostly just on Christmas.  They were a special treat, since it took my dad a long time to make enough aebleskivers to fill everyone up.

Aebleskivers are a Danish pancake/popover.  You make them in this special aebleskiver pan. .  

My parents gave me my own pan for Christmas a few years ago.  I haven't made them for a while.  I decided to make them for breakfast during spring break since I had a little extra time.  My kids loved them.

We spray them w/I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Spray or smear some real butter inside them and dip them in jam or maple syrup.  Yummo!  

This recipe tastes more like a normal pancake tastes. I've seen lots of recipes for aebleskivers with apples and other stuff in them, but I've never tried them before.  I like to stick to my traditional family recipe.

I filled the pan a little too full on this batch, but look at our round and fluffy they are.  
It's easier to turn them over if they are smaller like these.  Don't mind the messy pan.  It's a messy job, making aebleskivers.
Aebleskivers
recipe from my dad and my grandma

3 eggs
1 c. milk
1 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt.

Separate eggs.  Beat egg whites until stiff and set aside.  Beat yolks seperately till light.  Add milk.  Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt.  Mix flour into egg yolk mixture.  Fold in egg whites.

Spray aebleskiver pan with cooking spray (like PAM).  Spoon a small amount of batter into each indentation of the pan, but not all the way to the top.  Let cook for a few minutes, then turn with a fork or a knitting needle.   Cook another minute or two.

Eat immediately.
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2 comments:

  1. I just started following your blog to get some dinner ideas and I was surprised to see Aebleskivers on here! I am also from a Danish family and our grandparents give each couple an Aebleskiver pan when we get married. My parents would whip theirs out every Christmas too!
    Glad you posted this recipe, I will have to try it!

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  2. We made some on Saturday for the first time in like 3 years. I think Gareth ate 10.

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