#Comfort Cooking


December 14, 2017

Denise from Arizona is sharing a family recipe today that they make with the whole family on New Years day.

Ebelskevers (or Aebleskivers) are "pancake puffs".  The name literally means apple slices in Danish, although apples aren't usually the ingredient in present-day recipes.

 Think donut holes - only better!

You'll need one of these pans.  Williams Sonoma can help you out.  
I also recommend getting the wooden turners.  Or a crochet hook works.

I tried one of the Williams Sonoma recipes with a filling, but Denise's is so good - light and fluffy.


Yields 4-5 dozen

Mix together:
3 cups water (or use milk and omit the *powdered milk below)
3 egg yolks (SAVE whites)
6 Tb oil

3 cups flour
3 heaping TB baking powder
1 tsp salt
*1 cup powdered milk

Beat egg whites and fold in.

Put a little bit of butter in the pan cups before filling them level with batter.  Cook until they are golden brown on the bottom.  With a crochet hook, poke and flip over half way.  There will be some runny dough.  After cooking a little more, turn and flip pancake completely over and tuck in any open edges.

Here is the technique when using the wooden turners.  If you choose to add a filling, only fill the cup 2/3 full.  Add a tsp of filling and drizzle 1/2 tsp of batter and continue.

Roll in powdered sugar and serve with the Buttermilk syrup.

Buttermilk Syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 cube butter
2 Tb light corn syrup
Pinch of salt

Boil 1 minute.

1 tsp soda
2 tsp vanilla

Count the memories, not the calories.

Thank you, Denise for sharing this recipe and tradition!  They always seem to go hand in hand.



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