What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s day? If you’re like me, you think about food. That sounds funny; I should be saying I think about my husband. Well, what I really mean is I think about what special foods I could make for him, who we could invite and how much chocolate will be coming to visit. But, the most important thing is getting the day off to a good start, and that means breakfast. I wouldn’t be so naive as to go to a restaurant for breakfast on V day. No no no. I’m a breakfast in bed type and Valentine’s Day is on Sunday this year, which means a leisurely breakfast with champagne and something.
One fun way to start the romantic celebration is with aebleskiver, a filled pancake, cooked in a special aebleskiver pan. Aebleskiver also spelled Ebleskiver is a cross between a pancake and a popover, as it very light.
When I was out in San Francisco for the Food Buzz Festival, one of the demonstrators was a company from Minnesota, Aunt Else’s Aebelskiver. One bite, and I was hooked. As I stood there raving about how surprisingly light they were, I was offered an Aebelskiver set to try with the offer that if I liked it, they would do a give away for my readers. Not only will you receive the pan to make them with, you will receive a package of organic mix. And, this is my Valentine’s gift for you..a chance to win the pan and the mix.
This is at the actual demonstration. There is a tool that looks like a knitting needle that is used to turn them. Now could I repeat this and make them at home?
Yes, this was my first try, at making these danish pancakes.
Aebleskiver also spelled ebleskiver means apple slices , which is the traditional filling for this Danish breakfast, but don’t let that limit you. I’ve filled them with jelly, bacon and nutella.
How to Win Aunt Else’s Aebleskiver pan and organic mix: Contest Closed
• You must leave a comment here telling me how many of the following things you did. Each will give you one entry.
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Drawing ends Midnight, February 13: Winner announced February 14.
This drawing is limited to United States and Canada.