Happy Mother’s Day to ME!
Do you know about Aebleskievers? If not, you’re missing out. They are kind of like little round pancakes balls (they do require a special pan). Many of my ancestors are from Denmark, where these little babies originate, and so growing up we ate plates full every Christmas morning, served with Scandanavian lingonberries, butter, and syrup. Now, my family can be sticklers when it comes to ethnic cuisine, must keep things traditional, but I just had to give these a try. How can anything so good not taste even better with a cinnamon-roll twist? Just don’t tell my mother.
Makes about 40
Calorie estimate: 4,565/full recipe
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Tbs. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes,
at room temperature
To make the cinnamon filling, in a bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter and, using the back of a spoon, mash the butter into the flour mixture until all of it is absorbed into the butter, forming a paste. Set the cinnamon filling aside.
Cream Cheese frosting:
3 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 to 4 Tbs. milk
To make the cream cheese frosting, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the confectioners’ sugar, reduce the speed to low and beat until combined, 1 to 2 minutes, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add 3 Tbs. of the milk and beat until combined, about 1 minute. The frosting should be thick but still pourable; add more milk if needed to thin it. Transfer the frosting to a small bowl; set aside.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. granulated sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking