Aebleskivers

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Title: Aebleskivers
Yield: 1 Batch
Categories: Pastry, Danish

Ingredients:

3 Egg; separated
2 c Buttermilk
1 ts Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
2 c Flour
1 tb Baking powder
1 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Cardamom


Beat yolks of eggs with buttermilk.

Mix together sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cardamom.

Beat egg whites until stiff.

Mix egg yolk-buttermilk mixture with dry ingredients. Add egg whites,
carefully folding them in so that they don't break down.

Heat aebleskive pan. Put 1 tsp salad oil in each hole and fill completely
with batter. Let bake until slightly crusty on bottom. Turn slightly with a
knitting needle or skewer. Continue cooking, turning the ball to keep it
from burning, until the knitting needle comes out clean when stuck in the
center.

Serve aebleskive hot with powdered sugar, jam, and jelly.

Notes included with recipe: For those of you who are unfamiliar with
aebleskive, it is a baked delight made with a pancake-like batter, cooked
in a special pan that turns the aebleskive into a crusty ball, and is known
as the "Danish Doughnut." As you can tell, it is a little difficult to give
aebleskive an easy definition other than to tell you that it is good enough
to go ahead and order the pans if you are likely to serve breakfasts and
brunches to family and friends.

Aebleskive pans are available through most gourmet cookware shops or can be
ordered from Pea Soup Andersen's Santa Ynez Valley Wine Center,
(805)-688-5581.

Source: Pea Soup Andersen's Scandinavian-American Cookbook
: by Chef Ulrich Riedner. ISBN# 0-89087-523-5.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini