Recipe for the Danish Advent pastry

Recipe for the Danish Advent pastry

Æbleskiver: Danish Advent cookies with powdered sugar

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Æbleskiver: Danish Advent cookies with powdered sugar

In Denmark, Æbleskiver are what speculoos are for us during Advent and Christmas. The round donut biscuits always belong on the table. You can find out how to do it yourself in the recipe.Apple slices mind the Danish counterpart to the German wicket and the Dutch poffertjes. The small, spherical pastries are consumed in our northern neighbor country, especially during the Christmas season. In our recipe we will tell you how you can easily make them at home.

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Æbleskiver: The name is misleading

The name of Danish Advent specialty Æbleskiver means “apple slices” in German. If you’ve eaten them before, you might be a little surprised, because the small balls of dough have nothing in common with apples or slices.

Because the bleskiver sprinkled with powdered sugar are actually a Donut pastries and more closely related to the German wickets. They resemble apples everywhere in shape – and if you divide them, you could get the idea that they are slices, like an apple.

But jam is put on the “slice” when eating, so the delicious Æbleskiver are really something for those with a sweet tooth.

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Special kitchen tool: the Æbleskiver pan

The small balls are not baked in the oven, but in a special pan. The Æbleskiver pan is usually round and has indentations, similar to a muffin pan or a wicket pan or poffertjes pan.

Æbleskiver: do-it-yourself recipe

So that you don’t have to wait for your next Christmas visit to Denmark, we have a wonderful Æbleskiver recipe for you.

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For 25-30 Æbleskivers you need:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 250 grams of flour
  • 400 milliliters of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 80 grams of butter
  • Butter for the pan
  • powdered sugar
  • jam

This is how it works:

  • Separate eggs and set aside egg whites. Mix the egg yolks with the other ingredients. Add the butter and lemon zest in small amounts while stirring, then let the mixture stand for about 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, beat the egg whites into the egg whites. Then take the dough out of the refrigerator and carefully stir in the egg whites.
  • Heat a little butter in the indentations of the Æbleskiver pan and spread it carefully with a brush. It is important that there is enough fat in the pan, otherwise the dough may stick. Pour the batter into the pan holes with a ladle. The wells should not be filled to the brim.
  • Bake the dough over medium heat. Wait until the dough has set on the surface, then turn it over with a wooden stick and continue baking. Ideally, you bake the Æbleskiver so that they are golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a baking rack. Keep warm in the oven until they’re all done.
  • Then sprinkle the finished Æbleskiver with powdered sugar and serve. Use the jam for dipping or spreading.
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