Aebleskiver Danish Pancakes- Little Danish pancake puffs, absolutely gorgeous and a delight in your mouth, with or without Nutella stuffing.
These Aebleskiver Danish Pancakes have been on my mind lately, ever since I got this Vitumbua pan. Err, just can’t tell you how much, and soooo hoping you NEVER find out, cause you going to think am Nuts. Really Crazzzzy.
Although I have been called that a few times. Hmmmmm. My sister would totally disagree with this, she thinks is more than a few. She’s counting am not.
Give a sweet tooth gal a new gadget and see what happens. Remember this vitumbua recipe here, that’s what started it all. So quickly caved in and have been busy experimenting, researching and trying out new recipes, using this gadget. Man! It’s a difficult job but someone has to do!
And am glad it’s me. So is my sous-chef, you should see him all covered in nutella. We became besties over this, wished it lasted forever, Nah. Nothing good last forever.
After his last bite he quietly moved on to his real Bestie. Video games. At least I tried; we got to bond over this nutella stuffed pancakes.
This is at the top of Denmark’s most popular pastry, make them and you will certainly understand why. They are freaking delicious! – Light, melt-in-your-mouth and chocolaty, that’s if you stuff them with chocolate. A cross between pancakes and donuts perfect for those days that you can’t decide. Can I get a Woo-hoo!!!
Oh, did I tell you the cool part? It can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, cream cheese, jam, fruit and whatever you may dream up. Try asking a few kids and hear what they come up with- No money back guarantee on the outcome, but you’ll be inspired.”Aebleskiver” in Danish means “apple slices.” Traditionally it was made with apple slices inside.
The only down side is the pan, which you can easily get at amazon for less than twenty bucks. If you do not possess it already. It goes under different aliases Aebleskiver, Appam, Vitumbua , depending on your location. However, if you can’t lay your hands on a pan just use your frying pan , it’s still going to be tasty.
Now if you want a gluten and vegan free option you might want to take a look at this this recipe here. After making both , I can truly say this is easier to flip around in the pan, no special training needed. I don’t use two chopsticks, just one. Really easy and tasty. Give it a try! And do let me know how it works for you.
- 1 cup flour(all purpose)
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg, or cinnamon spice
- 1-teaspoon baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Large eggs
- ¾ cup Whole Milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoon melted butter
- Nutella, (about ½ cup or more)
- ½ teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
- Combine all dry ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, baking powder nutmeg and grated orange rind in a bowl. Set aside
- Whisk egg for about a minute, then gradually add milk and vanilla until fully combined
- Pour liquid mixture with dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix until thoroughly combined
- Finally add melted butter and fold in. Mix is going to be a little runny but that’s ok.
- Heat aebleskiver or fry pan on medium heat, add about a ½ or more teaspoon of oil, and brush the holes with the oil.
- Make sure pan is warm enough before adding batter about ½ full. Then quickly add about ¾ of Nutella over the batter in each hole
- Add more pancake mixture over the Nutella and cover each hole.
- Cook for about 1 or 2 until bottom is golden brown - on each side, you should see the batter bubbly,then push to the side of the pan, gently and quickly flip using chopstick or fork. You may use 2 chopsticks. Continue cooking on the other side untiil golden brown
- Repeat this process until all the batter is finished.
- Let it cool slightly, dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve
Combine all dry ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, baking powder nutmeg and grated orange rind in a bowl. Set aside.
Whisk egg for about a minute, then gradually add milk until fully combined
Pour liquid mixture with dry ingredients, a little at a time. Mix until thoroughly combined
Finally Add melted butter and Mix
Pan cake batter should be a little runny
Heat aebleskiver or fry pan on medium heat, add about a ½ or more teaspoon of oil, and brush the holes with the oil.
Make sure pan is warm enough before adding batter about ½ full.
Then quickly add about ¾ of Nutella over the batter in each hole
Add more pancake mixture over the Nutella and cover each hole.
Cook for about 2 minutes until bottom is golden brown – on each side, then quickly flip using chopstick.
Continue cooking on the other side until brown