Apr 4, 2010

' Aeblezkeiver'...

When my Mil's sister from Malaysia very sweetly carried this pretty 'flowered moulds' which weighs a tonne for me as a gift ,i was extremely touched and thrilled . I knew instantly that i could use it for a regular south Indian recipe that is made at home . She also mentioned that it is used to make a certain 'Danish Pancakes for breakfast menu's in restaurants in Malaysia...

My pretty flower moulds...

So i took it from there and started googling for danish pancakes and came upon this amazing stuffed roundels called 'aeblezkiver'...

Maybe some of you are already familiar with it.. But for those of you who, are like me unaware of , they are traditional dutch pancakes that are prepared in a special pan to create their ball/sphere shape. A typical 'aeblezkeiver' comes with a small slice of apple placed in the centre of each pastry. I made mine plain .

The ingredients are similar to that of a pancake but one can get adventurous with the flavouring though....


One can use lemon zest, cardamom, cinnamon, or vanilla ... or anything that catches ones fancy and stir it into the batter.

Now for the ings:

2 cups flour
3 to 4 tbsp sugar
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 th cup milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
4 eggs
2 tbsp melted butter


1. Mix all the dry ings together...

2. Separate the eggs and lightly beat the egg whites and keep aside

3. Now add milk, egg yolks melted butter and mix well

4. Fold in the egg whites gently

The batter should be of dropping consistency.


Heat the 'abelezkiver ' pan, i did not use the traditional one but used the flower mould. Pour oil in each section of the mould and Pour in a spoonful of the batter and wait till it bubbles up...


Cook it covered till it is not wet anymore on top...


Now turn the pancakes over and cook it for a little while
Dust it with icing sugar....

and there you go ... Ablezkeiver ready!. The serving options are plenty. You can team them with jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup, nutella or fruit preserves...or can eat them plain as well. Similarly u can make stuffed pancakes too by inserting fruit pieces ,or chocolate, or jams or even marshmallow when the batter is still wet and turn them over and cook. I served mine with freshly made apple and cinnamon sauce.

If one uses a traditional mould i am sure it needs some practice to get it right... So i found this video which shows how to use the mould and also gives interesting anecdote about the origin of the pancakes...





They taste lovely and will be a sure hit with the kids...
They are super fluffy ,moist and definitely a change from the regular pancakes!.

17 comments:

Madhuri said...

Thanks for stopping by. You too have a nice space. Your brass moulds is awesome.
You share a similar interest in photography.awesome!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear nandini
Very nice photographs and description. I liked that dash of Cinnamon , that you have added.
have a nice week

Kamalika said...

just awesome and the snap is very good.....I never knew that that kind of flower mould is available which can be directily used on gas...now I am going to find that one for sure..thanks for sharing dear...

simply.food said...

These look lovely and delicious ,the pan is similar tto an appam pan but I like the flower shaped pan it gives nice finish.

Snigdha said...

Thanks fot stopping by at my blog nandini....And ur blog sure looks so great and yummy !!!! great going.

Gulmohar said...

Pretty pretty...mould is awesome. Nice pics too :-)

Priya said...

Hi Nandini, thanks for ur beautiful comments on my space, first time here and u have a wonderful blog yaar, just went through ur blog, u have loads of beautiful dishes..regarding ur q'n about wattalappan u can use definitely both jaggery and palm sugar...enjoy making those wattalappan do let me know..Hope to u see often on my space...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those aeblezkeiver look delightful! I'd love such a pan!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! this looks awesome!!!yummy!!!

Cham said...

The mold is very pretty! U can do many South variety tiffins!

Akal's Saappadu said...

hello dear,

I have never tasted these Danish treats, but the method and ingredients give me an idea of the taste!!! and moreover your kids have confirmed about the taste, must have been super delicious I'm sure too!!!!

you have got a nice chinna MIL, lol
enjoy!!!!

Veggie Belly said...

I need to call malaysia and beg for this pan now. very cute!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hi...this is so pretty, In Malaysia we call it "kuih baulu" but only used egg, sugar and flour...

SathyaSridhar said...

wooow!!! perfect idea recipe looks delicious sure it will taste good ,,,perfect photography brass mould looks cutee dear.

uma said...

Dear nandini
lovely photographs .. I really liked the brass moulds.wish to have a mil like you...

Pavithra said...

Oooooooooooh this is so cute... wonderful recipes here.. and awesome photgraphs...

Pavithra
www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

NIDHYA said...

Nice click and tempting. Flower mould looks great.1st time here. Good to follow you.

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Nidhya