Aebleskiver means apple slices and it is a traditional danish christmas treat with a spherical shape and pancake-like dough. Aebleskiver are baked in a special cast-iron pan which gives them their unique round shape and crispy crust. We have spiced up the traditional recipe with bug powder to add more flavour to the aebleskiver and give them a higher level of protein, minerals and vitamins!
You can add whole buffalo worms that have been roasted on the pan with sugar, if you want to give the aebleskiver an extra crunchy twist.
The bug powder can be bought here and the buffalo worms can be bought in Irma or online. You can leave out the roasted worms and still have a nice protein rich aebleskive.
2 tsp sugar
250 g flour
2 tbsp bug powder - get it here!
5 dl buttermilk
125 g melted butter
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. ground cardamom
Vanilla from 1 vanilla pod
Pinch of salt
Roasted buffalo worms:
2 tbsp sugar
25 g buffalo worms
Melt 1-2 tbsp on a regular pan and add the buffalo worms. Roast them in the sugar for a few minutes and take off the heat. Set aside to cool.
Making the batter:
- Seperate the egg yolks and whites in separate bowls.
- Mix the yolks with buttermilk, baking soda, cardamom, vanilla, and salt. Add the melted butter and whisk together. Little by little sieve the flour and bug powder in the batter and whisk thoroughly until there are no lumps. Set aside to rest.
- Meanwhile take a clean and dry bowl and whisk the sugar and the egg whites until stiff and fluffy.
- Slowly mix the stiff egg whites in the batter. Lastly turn the roasted buffalo worms in the batter.
- Heat up your aebleskivepan and butter it with butter in each of the holes.
- Pour batter in the holes so it’s almost full.
- After a few minutes the batter will start to get firm. Use a grill-stick or knitting needle to turn the æbleskiver a quarter turn. Add some more batter in the hole and turn the æbleskiver again so the hole is covered.
- Bake for about 8 minutes till the æbleskiver have a light brown surface and crust.
- Serve with powdered sugar and jam.