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Danish Aebleskivers

What in the world is an Aebleskiver? Well, they are pancake balls with a

surprise filling. They are amazing, but you have to own, or you will have to borrow a

special pan. It is a round cast iron pan that looks like a golf ball holder. It has 9 spots

for the batter, and it fits over the burner on your stove. They start out flat and you

turn them just a bit and they cook into a ball. They taste like pancakes, but they are

filled with your favorite jam or just plain. If you need to borrow a pan, I will be

happy to share. This is a great family activity.

Danish Aebleskivers

3 Eggs, separated.

2 Cups Fresh buttermilk

2 Tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon Salt

2 Cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon ground cardamom, optional

Beat egg yolks and buttermilk together. Combine dry ingredients. Add to egg

mixture. * Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter, carefully keeping the whites

light. Heat the aebleskiver pan on your stove top burner, medium high heat. When

hot add 1/2 tsp vegetable oil or butter into each hole. Fill 2/3 full with batter. If

desired you can place a small amount of applesauce, jam or fruit into the center. Add

a small amount of batter to cover the filling. The hole should now be almost full. (If

you don’t want a filling just fill the hole to almost the top with batter.) Let cook until

slightly crusty on bottom. Loosen around the edges and turn them slightly with a

wooden skewer or metal knitting needle. Continue cooking, turning the ball to keep it

from burning. Cook until the ball is indeed a ball and cooked on all sides. Remove

from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Careful or they will roll right off your

plate. Serve with jam or jelly or chocolate sauce.

*If you have a new aebleskiver pan that is cast iron you will need to season the pan.

Wash the pan to remove factory coating, cover the entire pan with solid vegetable

shortening (Crisco). Preheat your oven to 350º, place pan upside down in your oven

and bake for 1 hour. This will smoke and smell quite a bit so open your windows and

doors. Cool the pan and it will be ready to use. After you use your pan rinse it and

then place it over the heat to dry. While the pan is still hot, wipe lightly with Crisco

again. This will keep the pan from rusting.

I made this Gluten Free by switching the flour to Gluten Free All-purpose flour and

adding ¾ tea. Xanthan gum. After combining the wet and dry ingredients, beat the

batter for 3 minutes before folding into the egg whites.

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