Today was a little more dramatic than usual. DH discovered after he made up the batter that our donut pan (and the one he borrowed this morning from my bff) didn't work on our new induction hob... So he had to make a quick trip down to the local shops...
I'm about to give you the family recipe. Though unless you have one of these dinky pans
the donuts will not technically be æbleskiver. But I'm thinking you could use the batter for waffles or pancakes. For 30 donuts you will need:
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- a quarter litre of kærnemælk (buttermilk)
- 2dl milk or cream (I'd go with cream, DH used milk - boo!)
- 250g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½-1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Heat up your donut pan, put a tiny bit of oil or butter in each of the holes and fill each hole about two-thirds of the way up (they will swell up). When there are lots of bubbles on the surface of each donut, flip over. In DH's family the tradition is to use knitting needles... We used size 3 ;) But a skewer will do.
When the little donut balls are browned on both sides remove from the pan.
Serve warm with icing sugar (or granulated sugar) and jam. To eat them the Danish way:
- each person takes a plate
- put a spoonful of (icing) sugar and jam on to your plate
- put two or three donuts on to your plate
- dip the donuts into the sugar and jam on your plate