Years ago, we took our first trip to the wonderful Door County, Wisconsin. We planned a trip with friends to rent a house for a week and cook breakfasts and dinners together. We all took our seperate adventures during the day, venturing out to see what different places we could find, but would find ourselves back at our rental house for cocktails and dinner together. It was a great vacation, one we have tried to keep going through the years.
That first trip brought new discoverys. One particular morning, our friends brought out this crazy little pan, and made little stuffed pancakes for everyone. We thought they were so delicious and talked all through breakfast about the different things we could stuff in them. Many of us started to look for our own aebleskiver pans. We found a pan (and even had to get a second one since our first started peel) and have made them several times since. These little pancakes, or doughnuts, take quite a while to bake, but are worth it. We have stuffed them with many different things, but the classic filling is apple pieces or apple sauce. We have stuffed ours with nutella, jams, apple butter and cream cheese & white fish.
Such a treat and great memories of fun with dear friends. I have tried many different recipes, but this one seems to be one of the best, so far.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs, separated
1 3/4 cup milk, 2 tsp white vinegar added (or buttermilk)
4 tbsp butter, melted
Seperate eggs, whip egg whites until stiff peaks. Mix together flour, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. In a seperate bowl add milk, vinegar, egg yolks together. Melt butter.
Mix the flour mixture and the milk mixture together with a whisk. Add melted butter and stir well. Carefully fold in whipped egg whites. Heat pan, make sure to use cooking spray or butter per batch. Add about a tablespoon of batter per hole in pan. If filling the aebleskivers, add filling now to the top and carefully cover filling with a little extra batter. Let cook for about 3 minutes, and turn each in their holes. I use chop sticks, but I have heard toothpicks work, bamboo skewers, knitting needles…anything pointy. Let finish cooking, another 2 – 3 minutes and they are done. To get through the whole batch will take about one hour or so.