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Lately I have been feeling an urge to get to know more about my Danish ancestry. I've always known that it was part of who I am, but I feel like I know a lot more about my British ancestors than my Danish ones. I've started looking up things about Denmark and finding out some fascinating things. And, what better way to get a feel of a group of people than to learn about their food and why they ate the way they did.
Alicia did a series of recipes from her ancestry a couple of years ago and she shared an Æbleskiver recipe with you that she was given by a friend. In order to make it, she purchased an actual cast iron æbleskiver pan that she ordered from Amazon.
I haven't yet purchased the correct pan, so I started wondering if I could make aebleskivers using a different method. My granddaughter accidentally left her cake pop maker at my house, and while the molds are smaller, I thought some little pop in your mouth aebleskivers might be fun to try! It worked out pretty well. (My granddaughter found her cake pop maker at a thrift store at a fabulous price. Here is a similar one on Amazon. There are many brands and varieties available.)
I used this recipe from International Cuisine. It is very similar to Alicia's recipe, except it is a smaller batch. I was happy about that since it still made a ton and since the maker only made 6 at a time, it was time consuming. Here are some tips that I figured out as I made the aebleskivers in a cake pop maker:
Although my great grandfather came to the USA from Denmark, I was never raised with any idea of the Danish traditions. My grandmother, who was his daughter died before I could have known her. But as I learn of the Danish culture and foods. I get an understanding of things that I like and feel that are part of my make-up that I have possibly inherited from the Danish side of my family. (Seafood! Hello!) And, LEGOs originated there!
Aebleskivers are my first try at a Danish recipe, but I have seen others that I am soon going to give a try! So, keep your eyes open for those!
Have you tried Aebleskivers in one form or another? What is your favorite filling? I wish my granddaughter had been here to make these with me, I know she would have loved doing it. Maybe next time!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!