Aebleskiver
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Serves: Makes 30 aebleskiver
 
Aebleskiver are little spheres of dough that seem like a cross between pancakes and popovers. They are made with a pancake-like batter with egg whites folded in for lightness.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup blueberry jam
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and the salt.
  2. In another mixing bowl combine the sugar, the citrus zests, and the vanilla. Add in the buttermilk, orange juice and egg yolks into the sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
  3. Add the liquid into the flour mixture. Combine these two until the mixture is smooth.
  4. In a small bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
  5. Place an aebleskiver pan over medium heat. Lightly oil the pan. Use about 2 tablespoons of the batter to fill each cup.
  6. Add in a teaspoon of blueberry jam into each cup and cover with an additional tablespoon of batter. There seems to be some variation on the depth of aebleskiver pans, so the amount of batter may vary.
  7. Cook for about 1 minute. These little pancakes cook pretty fast. As the batter firms, use chopsticks to gently turn over the aebleskiver and continue cooking the other side of the sphere. You can turn the aebleskiver again if the pancake needs to brown up additionally.
  8. Use your chopsticks to transfer each aebleskiver to a plate. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Within The Wild at http://withinthewild.com/2011/04/aebleskiver/