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 Pan* and 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 fillings. 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.
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- 1 cup plain flour sifted
- 1¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- salt to taste
- ½ cup fat free milk
- ¼ cup water
- 2 eggs whisked
- A few drops of vanilla extract optional
- oil for brushing the pan
- Nutella for filling
- powdered sugar for serving
- In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Stir in the sugar and salt. Add the milk and water and whisk until just combined. Add the eggs and whisk again until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter otherwise the pancakes will be tough. Rest the batter for 10 minutes.
- Heat the electric pancake pan following the manufacturer’s instructions. Lightly coat the pan with oil.
- Pour about one tablespoon of the batter into each hole. Drop a small amount of Nutella in the center of the batter. When bubbles appear in the pancakes and the bottom of the pancake is lightly browned carefully flip the pancake over using a skewer. Cook the pancake on the other side until it’s golden brown.
- Transfer the pancakes to serving plates. Dust the tops with powdered sugar before serving.
- Recipe adapted from Christine’s Recipes
- Nutrition estimate does not include the oil for the pan or the Nutella filling.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.