You’d think that I would have started this post with, “Holy balls!” You would be right. Most days. But when you make Æbleskivers – Filled Pancake Balls – on a Sunday, my holy day, it just doesn’t sound right. That’s why I like to call them holy pancakes.
If you’ve never heard of Æbleskivers you’re probably thinking, what in the world are those lovely balls of deliciousness? They’re pancakes, in the shape of spheres. And, you can fill them.
Now that your mind is blown, let’s just dig right into these light and fluffy Danish pancakes and get to the core of these beauties.
The Breakfast King and I were feeling very round when we woke up Sunday morning. Not round in form, but round in feeling. Our moods were gentle and rolling, like perfectly round pancakes, so we filled our pancakes with round fruit. Blueberries and raspberries.
The wonderful thing about filled pancakes is that you can fill them with anything you like. You can fill them with fruit, like the Breakfast King and I did, or you can fill them with chocolate chips, or jam, or nuts, or nut butter; the possibilities are endless.
You can also opt out of a filling, but where’s the fun in that?
To make these you’re going to need an Aebleskiver pan. You’re also going to need a long toothpick or skewer to turn the pancake balls. Once you have those things, you’ll be ready to start cooking.
The batter is just pancake batter, only slightly thicker than what you’d make for disc shaped pancakes. Make the batter and heat the pan to approximately 350°. We used a laser thermometer to check the temperature. It’s the best thing ever. It’s a multi-purpose tool, as it can be used as a dog toy. My dogs love chasing the red dot around the kitchen floor. You just have to make sure not to point it at their eyes.
When the pan is hot and ready to roll—pun intended—pour the batter into the individual round sections until almost filled, and drop the filling into the center of the balls. When the edges are puffy and dry and the batter is bubbling in the center, take a long toothpick or skewer and pierce the center and turn the balls over. If they stick just run the toothpick along the sides to release the pancake.
Here’s a video to show you how to flip them. My home video didn’t turn out so I had to resort to YouTube.
When both halves of the Æbleskivers are golden brown and firm to the touch they’re ready. You can eat them with maple syrup or fruit preserves. I love dipping mine in preserves.
If you have kids, they’re going to LOVE making Æbleskivers – Filled Pancake Balls. My kids did, and they still do, even though they’re young adults. Memories make for the best food.
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How was your weekend?
Have you ever had, or heard of Æbleskivers?
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