I am so excited to be sharing this family tradition with you today! Growing up for Christmas morning breakfast my Dad always made us Poffertjes. It was the one time a year we had this special treat. My Dad spent two years in the Netherlands where he picked up this dish.
When Mark and I were getting ready to celebrate our first Christmas together, I shared my desire to have my own poffertjes pan, so I could continue the tradition. Sadly Mark couldn’t find a Poffertje pan anywhere, but he did find an Aebleskiver pan, which is pretty similar.
Aebleskivers are so much better than poffertjes I’ve found because you can put all kinds of fillings inside. These particular ones have raspberries, plum butter, and nutella.
How to Make Aebleskivers
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 3 eggs, seperated
- fruit/jams – optional
Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add buttermilk and egg yolks. Beat the egg whites until light and fluffy, forming soft peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
Heat Aebleskiver pan on medium heat, and grease each cup with some cooking spray. Fill each cup ½ full with batter. Add a small scoop of fruit or preserves, then top with more batter, until about ⅔ full.
Now comes the tricky part – flipping them! Once the top of the Aebleskiver is covered in bubbles, similar to cooking pancakes, you want to flip them. Use a toothpick, and slide it around the edges to make sure it’s not stuck to the pan. Then gently, and firmly use the toothpick to flip it over. Good luck! It may take a few tries, but you will get it.
I hope you’ll come visit me at Home Maid Simple!