Just saw Pip´s facebookpost about the Danish aebleskiver, and I suddenly felt a craving for some as well..
Normally in Denmark it as a very christmassy treat, but hey, its only 6 more months, so I guess it would be ok to have some anyway!
Most Danes, 90 percent I would say, buy them readymade in the supermarket freezer section, but if you have time and energy to make them yourself, they are mighty good.
Here comes an old Danish recipe for them:
250 grams of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
some organic lemon zest
3 organic egg yolks
4 dl buttermilk
3 organic egg whites
mix the dry ingredients with the lemon zest
whip egg yolks and buttermilk together – and stir into the dry mix
let it rest a little bit
whip the egg whites until they are stiff and softly mix them with the rest of the batter.
An then it´s the tricky part since you need a special pan. Put the batter into the holes in the pan, about one third full. Turn the aebleskiver with a knitting needle, when they are baked on one side and keep turning until they are crispy on the outside.
Served with white powdered sugar and jam. Nutella if you are bad…
– Oh yeah, and for the old time traditional experience put small pieces of apple inside them when baking, that´s why the are called apple slices !