Aebleskiver – Danish fritters

Makes 28
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 120g of plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g of butter, melted plus extra for cooking
  • 200ml of buttermilk
  • 2 free-range eggs, seperated
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 Braeburn apple, sliced

Method

1
Beat the egg whites with the sugar to stiff peaks – this is easiest using an electric whisk
2
Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder and whisk in the egg yolks. Gradually add the buttermilk, whisk until fully combined then fold in the egg whites
3
Heat the aebleskiver pan over a medium heat and add a small knob of butter to each hole. Let the butter melt
4
Use a ladle to pour the batter in the pan about ¾ of the way up each hole – it should sizzle when it hits the pan, if it doesn't the pan isn't hot enough. Add a slice of apple to each hole
5
Fry the batter until golden brown for approximately 2 minutes. Use a metal skewer to quickly flip the fritter over – all the uncooked batter will fall into the bottom to create a ball. Cook for a couple more minutes on the other side
6
Keep turning the aebleskiver to make sure they don’t burn. When they are puffed up and golden brown they are ready
7
Roll the fritters in caster sugar and serve with your favourite jam or apple sauce