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.
- Historically, the Danish people would use a knitting needle to flip their aebleskiver in the pan. Since I was using the mold with a lid, I didn't really need to flip them, but I did use a chop stick to pop them out of the mold. I think a chop stick would also work great in the traditional type of pan. You can also purchase some special turners here.
- I buttered each mold each time I made a new batch. I would put a little butter on the end of the chop stick and just swirl in around in each mold, both top and bottom.
- Fill the mold more full than you think. Because there are whipped eggs in the recipe plus baking powder and baking soda, the batter will rise as you put it in the hot mold. But that is okay because you want the batter to reach up into the top of the mold so that it will brown well on both sides of the ball.
- Leave the aebleskivers in the maker longer than you think you might have to. As I cooked them, I learned that the browner they got the better they would hold their shape and get a little crunch on the edge. They just looked prettier over all. I got so that I could smell when they were ready to come out.
- Try not to eat them all while the next batch is cooking. ;)
- Try to cover the jam well with batter to try to keep it from leaking out. Some will leak a bit, but it is okay. Some jam stayed in and it was easy to clean up.
- When they are all baked, sprinkle them with powdered sugar. You can dip them in more jam or cover them with Buttermilk Syrup or chocolate or whatever your heart desires! I have even seen them filled with Nutella!
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!