Thursday, November 29, 2018

Danish Aebleskivers- to celebrate 8 years as a food blogger.....

This month my blog turns 8, and I am so happy and glad that I started this blog through which I came to know many of you. I never thought that this space, which I started to share my own passions will go this long. This blog has become a key part of my life where I share all my joys, sorrows, nostalgic memories. Through this blog, I have met some incredible people, both online and offline, I have tasted the most amazing food from all over the world. Thanks to all of you for showing your love and support to my small space.

To celebrate this occasion, I thought of making the popular Danish snack called Aebleskivers, which I first ate when we visited Solvang, a beautiful Danish village near Los Angeles. While we were walking through the streets of Solvang, I read about these fluffy, donut hole type goodies, which are very popular Denmark snacks, that are made during the Christmas season. As I took a bite of these little cute delicacies, I decided that these should be posted in my blog. I thought, it is very difficult to make these aebleskivers, but when I googled upon some recipes, I came to know that these are like pancakes, but light and fluffy like a popover. As my blog is turning 8 this month, I prepared these aebleskivers which were an instant hit.

Aebleskivers are cooked on the stove top, in a special pan with several indentations. Traditional aebleskiver pans are made of cast iron. In Kerala, we have a snack called "unniappam", which is made in a special pan. I made these aebleskivers in that pan and they turned out round and perfect. They are cooked with bits of apple or applesauce inside, but now they are rarely included. As these are not so sweet, these aebleskivers are served dipped in strawberry/  blackberry/  grape or raspberry jams and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

These aebleskivers are very healthy as they don't require oil or butter. I added just a drop of butter in the pan and they came out without sticking. With the ingredients given below, we can make almost around 21 of them. To prepare the batter and making the aebleskivers will take around 30 minutes which will be liked by all if served with jam.

This is how they serve the aebleskivers 

All Purpose Flour- 1 1/4 Cups
Baking Powder- 2 Tsp
Sugar- 3 tbsp
Milk- 1 Cup
Egg- 1 no
Cardamom Powder- 1 Tsp
Butter- 2 tbsp
Powdered Sugar- just to sprinkle on top
Beat the milk and egg to blend well along with butter.
Add the all-purpose flour, sugar, cardamom powder, and baking powder into the wet ingredients and beat well with a hand blender.
Heat an aebleskiver pan/ unniappam pan to a medium-low heat. Brush little butter and pour a spoon full of batter. Let this cook for about a minute and flip using a wooden skewer. Remove onto a kitchen towel when done and repeat with the remaining batter and serve hot along with jam and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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