I’ve said before that my Danish grandmother was THE BEST baker in the world! Her sweets were out of this world which is probably why I was such a fat kid!!! We would make cookies, cakes…everything that every kid in the world loves to eat. Unfortunately, my grandmother passed when I was young and I wasn’t able to learn all that I wanted from her, so I took it upon myself to learn the traditions, uncover recipe cards and make traditional and family recipes. As happened to many immigrants that came to this country, my grandmother never spoke her native Danish tongue to any of us growing up. She was torturted and humiliated when she came to this country with her accent and language difficulty, thus, never wanted us to experience the pain that she did and never taught us the language. Thankfully, her recipes live on in our family and we to this very day, still make her cookies, cakes, and every delicious sweet that she made. Here is a Christmas goodie that is so delightful that I make it every holiday. I serve it with Lingonberry jam, butter and powdered sugar. You could also add syrup if you like. You all need a special æbleskvier pan, available at specialty cook stores. This is not only a Danish Christmas morning treat, but also served as a snack with Gløgg, a mulled, Scandinavian wine. (Post on that coming soon!!!) Enjoy and Glædelig jul!!
1 c. 1/2 n 1/2
1 c. melted butter
3 eggs, separated
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Heat 1/2 n 1/2 to lukewarm over low heat and set aside.
Whisk egg whites until stiff and set aside.
Whisk butter, egg yolk, 1/2 and 1/2 and sugar together. Add to a bowl and add flour, baking powder and whisk until smooth. Fold in egg whites and mix until just combined.
Heat Æbleskiver pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tsp. butter into each Æblesliver hole and add 1 T. batter into each indentation.
Cook until holes appear on top and then turn over with a skewer to cook the other side.
Cook one minute more then remove.
Serve with butter, lingonberry jam and powdered sugar.
Beijos e Tchau!