Archive for the ‘æbleskiver’ Tag

December 7

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Æbleskiver og gløg, “apple slices” and mulled wine throughout December, and not one more day. But it tastes nice as long as it lasts.

December 19

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December 19 already, soon it is  Christmas and at the same time end of the ÆBLESKIVE  / “apple slice”-season. We better have some in time.

Want to see the apple slice pan ?

December 12

Gløg and “apple slices”. Usually server together and only at Christmas time, you´ll never find it at a restaurant any other time of the year. (Probably because people had too much of it in December. 🙂  ) We went to a little restaurant in the wood, to enjoy the taste of Christmas.

December 11

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This day, 11 of December has a strange name; “Birthday of the devil”. The 11 of June has the same name. It is not of any religious reason, but because those two days were selected as settling days, (paying taxes and rent for the house) back in 1888 or even before. Noone cares about this name anymore, I think.

I have promised to find a recipe for Æbleskiver and one for Gløg. (I have to find the best ones first, as there are SO many…comming soon)

Well, lets start. As there are so many different recipes, I have chosen some from my mothers old cooking book:

Variation 1. (For 6 persons.)

250 gr. flour
1 tsp. sugar
a little salt
25 gr. yeast
4½ dl. cream or milk
3 or 4 eggs

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Warm the cream/milk to max 37 dg. and mix it with the yeast. Mix it with the flour/sugar/salt. Put eggs into the dough, one at a time. Let the dough rest in 2 hours.
If you don´t have yeast, you can use baking powder. If you do so, you don´t need to warm the cream/milk.

After 2 hours, warm up the Æbleskive pan, and fill every hole, about 3/4. When it turns brown, move the æbleskive around , use some kind of thin stick. You can put a piece of apple or apple jam inside.

Version 2 from the old book.

250 gr. flour
3½ dl. milk
4 eggs
175 gr. melted butter
1 spoonful beer
a little salt
25 gr. sugar

Mix flour with half of the milk,  then use the ingredients in this order: the mixed egg yolk, the melted butter, the beer, the salt, the sugar, the rest of the milk, and then the stiff whipped egg whites. This dough can be used at once.

Eat the  Æbleskiver with floursugar and jam.

 You can see (and buy) the pan at this link , send by Anjeanette  in a comment here. In Denmark Æbleskiver is only Christmas food.

December 10

   

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You need a special pan to make ÆBLESKIVER. Busy people without time for baking, can buy frozen ÆBLESKIVER, and just put them in the oven. This is much faster, though not as tasty as homemade!

Read  more about Æbleskiver here