Last weekend hurricane Sandy decided to stop by and I was forced to stay inside. The nasty cold, rainy and grey weather made me crave for aebleskiver. They are a Danish Christmas treat and means apple slices. They are usually served with sugar and jam. The name came from when they used to put sliced of apples in the treats. Today they are mostly made without the apples. They are a cross of a doughnut hole and a fluffy pancake and are made on the stove on a special cast iron pan. You can buy the aebleskiver pan on the Internet I found mine through Amazon
I find them DiepLicious.
The recipe says it is made for 4 persons, but I got about 26 big aebleskiver out of the dough. One person would eat between 3-5 pieces.
Preparation Time 30 min.
Cooking time 20 min.
- 300 g White flour
- 2.5 g Sea Salt
- 9 g White Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- Juice from half an orange
- Zest from a whole orange
- 3 Eggs
- 400 g Buttermilk
- 41 g Sunflower Oil
- Confection Sugar for garnish
- MIX flour, sea salt, sugar, cardamom, baking soda and orange zest in a bowl.
- Separate the egg yokes and whites in separate bowls. Make sure that there are no egg yokes in the bowl with egg whites. If there is then you need to toss it out and start again.
- WHIP egg yokes and buttermilk together and mix it with the flour mix.
- Add the sunflower oil and orange juice and let the dough rest for 30 min.
- Whip the egg whites until they are stiff enough so you can turn the bowl upside down. Carefully mix in the egg whites with the rest of the dough.
- HEAT the aebleskiver pan up on medium heat and pour a little bit of oil in the pan for the first load of aebleskiver. It won’t be necessary for the rest of the batch.
- Pour the dough into the holes of the pan and turn them around with a toothpick or a fork when the dough starts to get stiff and the edges starts to rise. Turn them a few times to make sure that they are fully baked. You can test them by poking them with a toothpick. If the dough sticks to the toothpick they need a little bit more time on the pan.
- KEEP them warm in in the oven.
- SERVE them with jam and sugar. Drizzle with confections sugar.
TIP: You can throw them in the freezer and heat them when you want to eat them.