Life is busy, but when a child shows an interest in cooking, take the time to stop what you are doing and get them in the kitchen. It’s the new year and the list of things to do is long (I just can’t let the Christmas decorations stay up until Valentine’s Day again this year) but when Kazden pulled out the Aebleskiver pan and said, “Mom, you promised we would make these,” I knew I had to follow through. He’s pretty independent in the kitchen so my only role was to let him know when the oil was hot enough for the batter. Well, that, and quickly making up a recipe since we didn’t have all ingredients on hand. It was his idea to put a bit of sausage into each of them and his brothers idea to drizzle with syrup. A friend called to go for a much needed walk, so I didn’t get a picture of the finished product… everyone was happy (and not all blog posts need a pretty picture – my new rule).
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
- 2-3 tablespoons cold water
- 1/4 cup oil for cooking
- Cooked sausages for filling, optional
In a medium size bowl, mix dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. Add yogurt, oil or butter and 2 tablespoons water. Add more water if needed to make desired consistency. Mix batter until smooth but do not overmix. Add about 1/4-inch of oil to each indentation in the Aebleskiver pan. Heat on medium-high heat until oil is hot. Drop by tablespoons into each indentation. Place a bite-sized piece of pre-cooked sausage into each Aebleskiver. Cook until golden brown on the bottom and then carefully, using wooden skewers, turn the Aebleskiver over. Cook for about 1 minute on the other side or until golden brown.
Recipe Variation: Aebleskivers do not need to have anything in the middle but we have tried bananas, blueberries, pulled venison and chocolate chips with peanut butter. The possibilities are endless!
- Aebleskiver success – check
- Kids fed – check
- Outdoor Exercise – check
- Social time – check
- First Blog Post of the Year – check… watch out Christmas decorations, YOU are next!