Saturday, December 31, 2011

Aebleskiver - Danish Pancakes

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..)
 The bf ate them with syrup.
I had mine with powdered sugar.
Here's the recipe I used.

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  1. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with syrup, jam or powdered sugar.

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