My sweet Mormor (Danish for Grandma) was from Denmark. Part of her legacy, something she brought with her and shared with us, was Aebleskivers. As a child I remember having aebleskivers every so often, but really not often enough. They are a delicious Danish pancake that, even right now as I write about it, make my mouth water in anticipation of eating them. Our family decided that we wanted a traditional time to have them as they are not something you just throw together any morning, we needed a plan. So we decided every 6 months on the Sunday morning of LDS General Conference we would do an aebleskiver breakfast and then watch the first session of conference together (we feed our body, then our spirit). This tradition has been in force for at least 12 years and will keep on rolling as long as I’m alive.
Traditions give security, and help define who you are. I don’t feel that a tradition has to be done the same way every time, but that there is SOMETHING constant for one to hold on to. We all know that we get together for aebleskivers and conference every 6 months, but we don’t necessarily do everything else that morning the exact same way every time. Another thing I love about this tradition is that it makes me think about my sweet Mormor and Poppy who have passed on. Sometimes I wonder if they are allowed to come join us that day.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as we do. It really is easy, just takes some time to cook them.
Tip: Having 2 pans helps it go a little faster. Also, make sure your pans are seasoned before you use them for the first time.
Gather your ingredients and an Aebleskiver Pan. Then I like to start heating my pan so that I am ready to cook right when the batter is ready.
Mix the flour and eggs thoroughly in the mixer. It will seem dry and lumpy.
Mix until no longer lumpy then ADD THE BAKING SODA. Please don’t forget the baking soda. I often do and I ruin a pan before I realize. They just don’t rise and taste a little sour if you forget.
Add a small amount of shortening (about 1/2 tsp) to each cup of the pan. You will need to do this each time before filling with batter.
Fill each cup about 3/4 full with batter. Allow to cook till the one side is golden brown, then use a fork to roll over and continue till golden. Pull those out and put them in a bowl and continue till batter is gone.
Now enjoy!! You can try dipping them into a number of things such as sugar, cinnamon, sugar, jam (any flavor), powdered sugar, syrup, etc.
See the happy!!