Food Nanny Aebleskivers
(A Danish Pancake) A Christmas Tradition in Denmark a perfect Danish Dessert at Christmas time or for Breakfast. This is Hygge at its’ best!!
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 7 tbsp Melted butter (Land o Lakes)
- 1 1/2 Cups plus 1 ½ Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp French Gray Salt or Fleur de Sel
- 1 1/4 tbsp Vanilla Sugar (buy at World Market) or substitute ½ teaspoon vanilla with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 3/4 Cups Buttermilk
Separate the egg whites and yolks in separate medium size bowls.
Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites and 1 Tablespoon sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Melt the 7 Tablespoons butter and let cool a minute.
In another medium size bowl with the same hand mixer on low speed, mix in the egg yolks, flour, baking soda, salt, and vanilla sugar. Gradually add in the buttermilk until the batter is combined. Stir in the melted butter. With a wooden spoon gently stir in the beaten egg whites.
Heat a Aebleskiver pan on top of the stove over low to medium heat to the point butter will sizzle slightly when poured into the holes. If the pan is smoking it is way too hot!! Pour batter into the holes about ¾ the way to the top. In about 2 ½ minutes using wooden chop sticks, or kabob skewers, or knitting needles turn the pancakes 90 degrees. At this point you may fill with any filling you like such as Jams, apple pieces, chocolate chips, etc….. then turn again and turn a few times until light brown and cooked in the middle.
Place on serving platter or in little ramekins for serving. Top with your favorite Jam such as Raspberry, Strawberry, Elderberry, Lingonberry and serve warm.