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Monday, July 7, 2014

Danish Pancake Balls

Danish Pancake Balls
I just got myself a new takoyaki pan so I'm super happy. Although I'm all takoyaki'd out, I wanted to use it to make other foods. It just so happens that this pan is similar to the ones used for Danish pancake balls. So I decided to make some. :D

They turned out pretty good. Everyone loves them, so that's pretty darn awesome. I probably would've liked them more with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. But I didn't have any, so I just stuffed them with some chocolate chips and drenched them in maple syrup. :P


Danish Pancake Balls
(makes 60-64 balls)

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 6 Tbsps sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Canola oil for greasing pan

Directions:
  1. Place an aebleskiver or takoyaki pan over medium-low heat. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix together eggs, milk and butter. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. 
  4. When pan is hot enough to make a drop of water dance, brush holes with canola oil and fill each to slightly below the rim with batter. Drop a couple of chocolate chips in the center. Using knitting needles, picks, chopsticks, takoyaki picks, or your fingers, move some of the batter so that the chocolate chips are covered.
  5. Cook for another minute or so, until golden brown and you can use a skewer/takoyaki pick/chopstick to break the contact between the pancake ball and pan. Using the pick, turn/flip the pancake over to the other side, while stuffing the batter that overflows over the edges/from the turning ball into itself using another takoyaki pick (1 per hand!).
  6. Cook until golden brown, crispy on the outside and the pick comes out clean when pierced into the pancake ball. Transfer balls to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter, re-greasing the pan each time.
  7. Serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, fresh fruits, etc. and coffee.