Aebleskivers!

Saturday mornings were made for messy hair, extra time in your pjs, cartoons, and a fun breakfast.  Today, I will show you our new favorite fun breakfast.

A few months ago, I found this pan at an auction and brought it home, cleaned it up, seasoned it, and had no idea what it was.  A quick google of “aebleskiver” showed it to a Danish pancake ball pan.  You hide yummy fillings inside the pancake–how fun! I had no idea what that this was, but was excited to try.

So, this Saturday morning, when we crawled out of bed at the crack of 8, we decided it was the morning to try.  I found a few recipes on the internet and ended up trying this one: http://www.pamelasproducts.com/danish-aebleskivers/

IMG_1798.JPGMy curly haired baking assistant and I gathered all of these dry ingredients and mixed them together:

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend ( I like to find one with xanthum gum added in)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

In another bowl, we mixed

  • 2 egg yolks, saving the whites in another bowl
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups buttermilk ( I never, ever have buttermilk in the house. I just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar per cup of milk and let them sit together for about 10 minutes so the mixture has a chance to thicken up.  Sometimes I can’t handle milk very well and use almond milk.  It works great and I don’t spend tons of money for one recipe while the rest of the buttermilk sits in my fridge and goes bad).IMG_1802

Then we added the wet ingredients to the dry ones.

Next came the fun. We opted to try to get the egg whites to stiff peaks. by hand. This is NOT recommended.  I have since found my brain and use a hand mixer.  Anyway, we whisked and whisked. And whisked.  IMG_1808And then we called in back up who whisked and whisked.

IMG_1812.JPGAt this point, a hungry super hero found his way into the kitchen and he was put to work as well. IMG_1813.JPG

Once we FINALLY got something that resembled a stiff peak, we folded the egg yolks into the rest of the batter.

At this point, I got out my freshly cleaned and seasoned aebleskiver pan and let it start preheating on the stove on a medium low burner.  Preheating is very important with cast iron. While this preheating happened, I gathered up ingredients to put inside the aebleskivers– diced apples with a dash of cinnamon, blueberries, and mini chocolate chips. I also grabbed a skewer to turn the aebleskivers.

After a quick spray of pam, I began spooning the batter into the cups. My lovely assistant added a blueberry to each cup and I covered it with another spoonful of batter. Then we watched with great anticipation.IMG_1818.JPG

The batter on the sides of each cup began to set, so I used the trusty skewer to flip each beautiful ball over.  It worked!IMG_1819.JPG

After another minute or so, I used the skewer to lift them out ready for their first taste test.IMG_1821.JPG

They are amazing.  We filled the plate with aebleskivers filled with all 3 different fillings.  It was a surprise with each bite–lots of fun for the perfect Saturday morning breakfast. So, shoppers of my Etsy shop, I apologize, but this pan won’t make it online.  We’ve adopted it.  I’ll save the next one for you.

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