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30 December 2009 @ 11:36 am
Birthday Breakfasts  
So, I made Tracy æbleskiver for breakfast on her birthday today. Instead of the traditional dessert-style, which are very similar to mini-donuts, I decided to make her pancake-style ones, but with fillings inside them.

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups buttermilk (I used clabbered milk: 2 cups room temp milk, 2 tbsp lemon juice, mixed)
3 eggs
oil (rice bran oil is best)

In large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Separate the eggs, putting the whites into their own bowl and the yolks into the bowl with the sifted dry ingredients. Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the buttermilk to the bowl with the dry ingredients, mixing together, and then gently fold in the egg yolks.

Heat æbleskiver pan on high heat, greasing the tops and cups lightly with the bran oil. Once oil is shimmering, fill each cup about 1mm from the top with the batter. Do not fill to the top! Due to the beaten egg whites, they will expand on their own.

Then, add fillings into cup. Working quickly, rotate each æbleskiver a quarter turn. After newly rotated side is cooked - they will probably be cooked by the time you rotate all the æbleskivers unless you are very quick - continue rotating the æbleskiver until the original bottom is facing downward. Cook until finished - the æbleskiver should be a nice golden brown on all sides.

Top with syrup or whatever - depending on the filling you choose, you may not need to top with anything at all.

Today's fillings
diced apples
apple butter
strawberry rhubarb jam
Ghirardelli chocolate chips
peanut butter + strawberry jelly
peanut butter + strawberry rhubarb jam
peanut butter + apple butter
peanut butter + diced apples

I think my favorite was just the plain apple butter ones, but they were all delicious. Our peanut butter was slightly too thick for this - I think if I do it again, I'll either buy goopier peanut butter, or mix the peanut butter + jam together before I use them. Other plans include use grape jelly (ours had gone bad) as well as applesauce (which is very good, but we were out). Very goopy toppings, like chocolate syrup, don't work terribly well.

For the very final æbleskiver for Tracy, I put in a maraschino cherry and lots of maraschino cherry juice so that entire ball would be cherry-flavored. Once it was finished, I topped it with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. She let me have a couple bites... it was mind-blowingly delicious. Wow. Yum.

Anyways, Merry Birthday, Tracy. I love you!
underwhelm: owunderwhelm on December 30th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
I see I am not the only one guilty of making reference to someone using the wrong alias! ;)

But if someone made such a scrumptious birthday meal for me, I'd probably forgive them.
Soylent Meansoylentmean on December 30th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
There! Now it's fixed and better than ever.

I think you have a better excuse for making the mistakes than I do. After all, ginnydoll, sorry, championgawm, erm, wait, gawm does, after all, change her nickname every couple weeks or so. :)
Privatecapoeira727 on December 31st, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
OK. You need to come be my wife too. Yum yum.
wookieesncreamwookieesncream on December 31st, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
"I'll either buy goopier peanut butter, or mix the peanut butter + jam together before I use them"