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    Aebleskiver (Danish Pancake Balls)

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    mersaydees's Note:

    Based on a recipe from Sunset’s Breakfast & Brunches cookbook. You will need an ebelskiver (aebleskiver or aebelskiver) pan to make this; we purchased our NordicWare one at L.L. Bean’s in Freeport, Maine. “The tender ball-shaped pancakes the Danish call “aebleskiver” derive their roundness from the iron in which they’re cooked…. To make perfectly round aebleskiver, you must frequently lift and turn the baked section of each ball. They will eventually seal themselves, creating a hollow in each center. Serve with your favorite jam or preserves.” When we make these, we experiment by placing the jam, preserves, or chocolate inside the aebleskivers!

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    1. 1
      Sift flour with salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, and cardamom in medium-size bowl. Combine egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons of butter in small bowl. Add wet mixture to dry combination and stir until blended and smooth.
    2. 2
      Note: If your ebelskiver pan is new and isn’t Teflon coated, season it by preheating it to medium-hot – until water dripped onto the surface sizzles. Brush entire cooking surface generously with salad oil. Continue to heat just until oil smokes, then remove from heat and let cool completely. Wipe clean and your ebelskiver is ready for use. If your old ebelskiver seems to stick, wash its cooking surface in soapy water. Then season as directed above.
    3. 3
      Place a seasoned aebleskiver pan over medium heat until water sprinkled in pan sizzles. Brush each cup lightly with some of the remaining butter. Fill each cup approximately 2/3 full with batter. About 30 seconds later, a thin shell forms on the bottom of each pancake ball. Coerce unbaked batter to flow out by sticking a slender wooden or metal skewer into baked portion and gently pulling shell almost halfway up.
    4. 4
      Continue to rotate each pancake ball about every 30 seconds as the shell begins to set, pulling up the baked shell to let remaining batter flow out into cup. After about four turns, the ball should be almost formed and you can turn it upside down to seal.
    5. 5
      Continue baking, rotating the balls frequently until they are an even golden brown and a skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Using skewer, lift balls from pan when baked. Repeat with remaining batter.
    6. 6
      Serve immediately, or keep warm for as long as 30 minutes in a bun warmer or cloth-lined basket on an electric warming tray. Dust with powdered sugar. Break each ball in half, fill with jam, and eat out-of-hand.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 29, 2014


      This is by far the best æbleskiver recipe I've made. I have already been through four other recipes (not boxed either). All of them had either been too thin or didn't allow me to get the insides cooked through without being dry. I would highly suggest anyone that is new to making æbleskiver to try this recipe out. I also like the fact that it doesn't have buttermilk, so I can make this anytime I want without running to the store because I don't keep buttermilk on hand. This recipe easily doubles and is very simple, I even had our daughter help out with mixing it up. So simple, so easy, and they cook up like a dream. Thank you so much for posting, this is a keeper and will be passed down in our family for sure!

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    • on December 25, 2012


      This recipe is amazing!!!!! My husband does not like pancakes so I wanted to try something new and he loved it!! Would definitely recommend this to everyone! Also, if you have a cake pop maker it is so much easier just pour and cook :)

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    • on June 05, 2010


      This recipe starts off by getting 5* for the pan seasoning instructions alone. I bought a pan from the thrift store without even knowing what it was used for. Eventually I found out, but the ZWT 6 gave me a good excuse to use it. I'm glad I did because these little puffs are so flavorful. I loved the cardamom in them and although mine were far from perfect looking, they sure tasted good. Made by a fellow Unruly.

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    Nutritional Facts for Aebleskiver (Danish Pancake Balls)

    Serving Size: 1 (532 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 100.6
    Calories from Fat 37
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 25.9 mg
    Sodium 206.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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