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.
I actually made an apple puré to put in this year – very good. I must try with actual slices too.
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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