Thursday, September 3, 2009

Aebleskivers

Aebleskivers are a Danish pancake that is spherical in shape. They are light and fluffy and usually contain apple slices on the inside. Kris and I first heard of these wonderful confections on the Food Network Show: The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Aaron Sanchez was raving about aebleskivers from this little dive in New York City. After that show, Kris was on a mission: to find aebleskivers! Much to her dismay, no diner, bakery, or dive in our area made them. So, even better, she was going to make them. I was real excited for two reasons: one, Kris always makes kick ass confections, and two, we were getting a new cast iron pan!

The first step in making aebleskivers is to heavily butter your pan.

Pour the batter into the pan and cook for about 4 minutes, or until the bottom is set and starts turning golden brown.

Carefully flip the pancakes over and cook the other side for a few more minutes. This is traditionally done with a knitting needle, but Kris uses a wooden skewer.

She did several batches. Some with fruit, some without. The ones we liked the best had a small chunk of ripe banana nestled right in the middle batter. She serves them with Vermont maple syrup for dipping. Not traditional, but damn good!


1 comment:

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I made these last winter, and I totally forgot about the pan. I should dust it off and give it a go again. LOVE the photos that show the bubbling butter...mmmmm.