The Globe Trotting Bake Off has been travelling through Scandinavia for quite a while now. The first Scandinavian country we visited was Sweden, then we went to Norway, and this week we are off to Denmark. My inspiration for all my Scandinavian Globe Trotting Bake Off posts is “The Great Scandinavian Baking Book” by Beatrice Ojakangas. And of course, I found a Danish recipe there, too – æbleskiver which means something like apple fritters (Ojakangas calls them Danish pancake balls).
I knew my kids would love me forever if I made those, and they were absolutely thrilled. I loved them a lot, too, and I will definitely make them again. Especially because I can use my otherwise rarely used poffertjes pan.
Which country is next? Finland? Stay tuned or bake along! And don’t forget my milka chocolate giveaway.
Æbleskiver – Danish Pancake Balls
(adapted from “The Great Scandinavian Baking Book”)
Ojakangas says this makes 20 pancakes, but with my pan the recipe makes 37 pancakes
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 tblsp sugar
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- about 8 oz applesauce
- 2 tsp powdered sugar
- oil for frying
- Heat milk to lukewarm, whisk in butter, egg yolks, and sugar.
- Turn into bowl and add flour and baking powder, whisking until no lumps remain.
- Whip egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.
- Heat æbleskiver pan over medium-high heat.
- Put about 1/5 tsp oil into each intendation and spread around.
- Spoon in 1 tblsp of batter and let cook for about 30 seconds.
- Drop 1 tsp applesauce in center and top with enough more batter to cover the applesauce.
- When bottoms are browned, turn cakes over and cook on that side until browned.
- Removed from pan and dust with powdered sugar.