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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Savory and Sweet Aebleskiver

A while ago I saw this pan on clearance and bought it pretty cheap. It's called Perfect Puff. Well it looked like a takoyaki pan, which you use to make Japanese takoyaki (known as octopus balls). Now having a blog and finding a unusual pan very inexpensive I couldn't pass it up. So I did some researching and knew I wouldn't be able to find good octopus to make the takoyaki. I looked on the website for the recipes there., and there it didn't come with a recipe book, it did come with a powder sugar shaker, a syringe to shoot something in the center, and some skewers to turn them while cooking. Looks like they just have you make pancake puffs. This was fine, I could post something on pancake puffs. I was planning on trying to find a recipe and make pancake puffs once summer break was here,'s here!

Then the other day I was reading Emily's blog - Bentobloggy and she had a post on experimenting with Aebleskiver. I had no idea what that was, so I was thrilled when I found her using the same pan I have. Aebleskivers are Danish pancake balls, and she was making them savory, I thought this was perfect for me. So check out her blog and see what she did with her experimenting! Using her base recipe, this is what I did.

Spinach Tomato and Feta aebleskiver.

I cut the recipe in half just to see how it would work. I liked that the batter was thicker than most pancake batter, and you could use your handy cookie scooper to neatly put the batter in the pan.

-2 eggs
-1/4 cup water
-1/4 cup milk
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp garlic powder
- cheese feta for this one(you can use what ever kind of cheese that works for you)
- any dried herbs that you like and that would go with the filling you are using. I used some marjoram, chervil, tarragon and dill.
ebelskiver pan in case you don't have one or happen to pick one up on clearance!

For the filling I sauteed some chopped shallots, spinach and diced tomatoes. I put the shallots in first just until tender, then the spinach, then tomatoes to get some of the moisture out. I did add some fresh cilantro and salt and pepper.

Whisk the eggs, water and milk, then add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet until well mixed. Let the sauteed filling cool some before you add it to the batter. You can add the seasoning at any time.

Heat the special pan and I put a dab of butter in the bottom of each hole. Using an cookie/ice cream scoop I put a dollop in each well once the pan was sizzling.

In my pan they didn't stick at all and usually you turn it when it starts to bubble like you would with pancakes, but this batter was thick so I just peaked, turning part way...

using the skewers then all the way over...until done and they are nice and golden and the center is cooked through. About 8-12 minutes.

They turned out well, pretty tasty!

There are many more ideas for what to put in them just waiting to be tried out!

and Tucker laying under the table just waiting for me to drop one... yes that's not a "I'm so happy to be by you" look,'s a "can I have one?" look, a "I smell it and I want it" look. Please!!!

So if you come up with some great ideas of what you would put in your savory aebleskiver, please share!
Tomorrow I will post the sweet ones that I made. I found some pandan paste and I will show you what I did with that!