Aebleskiver = Danish Pancake Balls

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Nancy J. Patrykus

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@Finnjin

No one is sure how the Danes invented their delicious round pancake, but there is a bit of folklore that goes something like this.
A long time ago when Vikings roamed the Nordic lands a group of Vikings finished a difficult battle, weary and hungry. They returned to their ship, heads hung low in defeat. Seeking to lift their spirits and fill their bellies, the Vikings whipped up a batch of pancakes.To cook them they greased their shields and poured on the pancake batter & set the whole thing over the fire. The result was a crispy round ball now called an Aebleskiver!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Family
Prep:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 2
    eggs seperated
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 1
    aebleskiver pan =( a monks pan)
  • ·
    butter for the pan

How to Make Aebleskiver = Danish Pancake Balls

Step-by-Step

  1. Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
    Beat rest of ingredients until batter is smooth.
    Fold in egg whites.
  2. Heat a well seasoned Monks Pan and a Aebleskiver Pan ( the same thing) over medium high heat, add 1/8 teaspoon of butter to each hole,
    to a point where butter sizzles on the surface.
    Fill each hole 3/4 full with the batter.
    Be sure to butter each hole for the next round of batter.
  3. When browned on one side( almost right away).
    Feel free to turn them several times.
    When done lightly run a knife around the edges before turning. Then turn with a chop stick, knitting needle or a plastic fork.
    Always do a taste test.
    You usually have to turn only once.
    With practice it gets easier.
    Do not get discouraged.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
    Serve with maple or your favorite syrup.
    Personally I love blueberry syrup!
  5. Aebleskiver, means apples.
    This was the traditional way to make these..
    filled with chopped apples.
    Now you can find them made with various fruits.
    They can be refrigerated and are delicious served re-warmed in the microwave for 24-35 seconds.
  6. This recipe makes 12. Feel free to double it..for 24.
    I have a neighbor that uses pancake batter!
    You might like to try that batter, in a pinch.
    I understand TRADER JOE'S sell them frozen!
    Here in Spokane WA. the OLD EUROPEAN RESTAURANT serves them all day.
    Picture # 5 is from the Old European........YUMMY!!

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