Blood orange & cardamom pancakes (aebleskiver)
- Preparation and cooking time
- A challenge
- makes 24
These comforting round buttermilk pancakes are spiked with citrus and spice. A traditional Danish bake, they're called aebleskiver. It's all about hygge!
- STEP 1
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cardamom and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg yolks, orange zest and juice and butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk to create a smooth batter.
- STEP 2
Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then add the caster sugar, whisk again, then fold into the batter.
- STEP 3
Butter an aebleskiver pan and set over a medium-high heat. Spoon 1 tbsp batter into each hole and allow to cook and set for about 1 min. Use a skewer or pointed palette knife to flip the pancakes around forty degrees, then add a bit more batter, allow to set and flip again, cooking and rotating until you have a golden puffed pancake ball. Alternatively, drop spoonfuls of batter into a buttered non-stick frying pan and cook for several mins on each side. Dust with icing sugar and serve hot.
If you want to get an aebleskiver/ ebleskiver pan then they're available from Nordic Ware on amazon.co.uk.