Thursday, October 6, 2011

Aebleskivers - A modified family favorite







Aebleskivers are a family favorite. They are Danish Pancakes that are round like a ball. We love them! But here's a hint... Don't buy the pan that is $8.99 on amazon.com. It doesn't work well, spend the at least $25 and get a good pan!  I had to throw my $9 pan away - it just didn't do the job.


Here is the recipe we always used growing up.


Aebleskivers
1 1/4 C. Flour
2 1/4 t. Baking Powder
1/2 t. Salt
2 T. Sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 Egg
1 C. Milk
6 T. Melted Butter
Combined flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. Add egg, milk and 2 T. of the butter and stir until smooth. Bake in an aebleskiver pan using the rest of the butter to grease the pan. Serve with homemade raspberry jam. Sprinkle with powder sugar if desired.

These are even good if you make a "healthy" version like I do now with whole wheat flour mixed with ground flax seed, no butter added, milk instead of water and honey instead of sugar.  Yeah I know we eat awfully strange now.

Go buy a pan and try this recipe. They are so good!

Strawberry Ice Cream

We found an ice cream recipe we like even better than the Maple Pecan one. This one is much creamier. I think we've made this a dozen times in the last few weeks.

Strawberry Ice Cream
1 cup raw Cashews
1 cup pitted dates (Costco now carries these by their dried fruit & granola bars)
2 cups water + more water if needed
1/2 cup white or pinto beans
1 tsp vanilla
12+ Large Frozen Strawberries


Instructions:
Soak nuts and dates in 2 cups of water for 4 hours or more to ease blending. Blend nuts, dates, beans, water & vanilla in high powered blender until smooth. Add more water if needed to thin and dilute to desired richness. Add frozen strawberries and more water if needed, blend until smooth. Freeze in an ice cream freezer.

WORD OF CAUTION: Do not eat if you are allergic to any of these ingredients! My nephew was here this weekend and after eating this ice cream we discovered he likely has a cashew allergy.