For Christmas this year, 2 objects I acquired were an Aebleskiver pan and an olive oil sprayer.
The olive oil sprayer is a bit interesting as it has a pump in the cap of it.
Which, admittedly, took me a while to figure out...
What better to make with these two presents than Danish Pancakes, aka Aebleskiver. This was my first go round, so I used a recipe off of AllRecipes.
For authenticity, I decided to use a knitting needle to turn the pancakes. With advise from my father, I tried turning a few before filling up the entire pan.
I started out with olive oil, but found that butter worked much better. Added about 1/4 teaspoon to each cup before dropping ~2 Tablespoons of mix into each one.
As for flipping, I found that pushing down one edge with the knitting needle and then pulling down the opposite edge worked well. (if that makes any sense..)
I had mine with powdered sugar.
Here's the recipe I used.
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup coconut milk (any milk will work)
- 1/4 cup butter, for frying
- Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, egg yolk, melted butter and milk at one time and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites last.
- Put about 1/4 teaspoon butter in the bottom of each aebleskiver pan cup and heat until hot. Pour in about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge, turn them quickly with a knitting needle. Cook until browned and remove from pan.
- Serve with syrup, jam or powdered sugar.