I promised that I would share another yummy breakfast that my Mother-In-Law makes for us almost every time we see her…Aebleskivers! Have you heard of Aebleskivers?
They are Danish pancakes. My mother-in-law grew up in Germany and she had these growing up and has raised her kids with them. I was first introduced to them 17 years ago and have been enjoying them over since. But they are best when she makes them!
There are a variety of ways that they are eaten and a few different recipes I have seen around. I will share with you our version. You will need a special pan that is made out of cast iron (preferable in my opinion) and has half circles. The really heavy duty pans seem to work best.
2.5 cups of flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 and 1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs separated
3 TBSP oil
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Whip egg whites together till fluffy in a separate bowl and set aside egg yolks. Fold whipped egg whites into dry ingredients. Add egg yolks and milk to dry ingredients and mix together. Add in oil and mix together.
Heat pan on a medium heat. Fill each cup on pan half full and let cook. Turn slightly puff when it has cooked on the edges with a knitting needle. Continue turning slightly as it cooks so that the aebleskivers will cook into a sphere.
There are a variety of ways to eat them. We usually break them into 1/4’s and sprinkle them with powdered sugar and dip them into homemade jams and jellies. We also serve them with fresh whipping cream….Yum right? Some of my kids like to eat them with syrups and fresh fruit cut up on them. Anyway that suits your fancy works. Aren’t they fun? These are my kids and husband’s most requested menu item at Oma’s house!
Have you ever had Aebleskivers or poffertjes? How do you eat them?