This is a very important part of the Danish Christmas tradition 🙂
It is basically a ball shaped pancake. The direct translation is apple slices, which doesn’t make sense, as there are no apples in them, but in the old days, there was, hence the name.
The recipe I use, is one I got from my mom, who got if from her friend Bette Birte’s husband Ole, and it is his moms recipe – wuh that was a long one 😉
These are quite easy to make, and really yummy!!
Ingredients (These will be in the metric system, as it is the original recipe I post):
250 gr. all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp sucker
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 dl buttermilk
Run the flour through a sieve and add the other ingredients.
Mix it together either with a mixer or a whisk, until the batter is blank, it is supposed to have the consistent of pancake batter.
I pour my batter into a jar that is easy to pour from.
Now heat up your æbleskive iron/cast iron pan. This is the one I bought : http://amzn.to/2CjWet1
Heat it over medium heat, I start after 5 minutes, when it isn’t completely heated, just because the first batch always seems to be most difficult.
Add a little grease into each hole, I use Ghee, I find that very easy.
Then add the batter, fill each hole 3/4 as it rises.
Now you just have to leave it for a minute until it lets go of the side, and you can easily flip it around to make a ball.
If the pan is to warm it cooks to fast on the outside, and will be raw in the middle. So make sure it gets a couple of minutes on each side, adjust the heat so you don’t burn the æbleskiver.
You eat them warm with confectioner sugar and jam
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