A few of my readers have suggested that I try aebleskivers, which are danish pancakes. I’ve been wanting to try making them but they require a special pan to obtain the spherical shape.
I was hesitant to buy a pan just to make danish pancakes especially since I didn’t even know how they tasted. However, I finally pulled the trigger when I saw ones sold on Amazon for a reasonable price and I realized I could also use this pan to make takoyaki (octopus balls which are a popular Japanese appetizer).
I purchased this Norpro Panand I used it this weekend. The pan worked well and the aebleskivers came out beautifully. They were light, fluffy and you can make them plain or fill them with jam or other filling. I filled mine with nutella. These made a perfect Saturday morning breakfast. I loved the shape and the ability to just pop one into my mouth.
I used a recipe I found on Christine’s Recipes for dutch pancakes, which is similar to danish pancakes. You can view the recipe here. The recipe was easy to whip together and I had all the ingredients on hand. I followed the recipe as is, and then added some nutella to the middle after filling the pan with batter. I put some powdered sugar on top as well before serving.