September 15, 2017
Aebleskivers at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast
By: Mary Pellegrini
Aebleskivers are cooked in a cast iron pan that resembles an egg poacher. A symbol of community and hospitality, they are very popular at Scandinavian charity and open-air events. And well received at the Old Parkdale Inn breakfast table, located in one of the largest apple and pear grower regions in Oregon.
- 2 egg white
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbs white sugar
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 Tbs melted butter
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Butter for frying
In a clean glass or metal bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, egg yolks, melted butter and buttermilk at one time and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites last.
Place the Aebleskiver pan on your stove top. Turn on the heat. The innkeeper brushes each cup with some melted butter and gets it nice and hot. Pour about a tablespoon of the batter into each cup. Here’s where you can add a dab of jam, apple butter, chocolate chips, finely chopped apples, maybe a banana slice. Use your imagination. Cover the filling with about another tablespoon of batter and as soon as they get bubbly around the edge turn them quickly. A fork or chopsticks work good for this. Once the second side has cooked she rolls them in the cup to keep it from burning.
Dust with Powdered Sugar or glaze and serve with maple syrup and jam.
The Old Parkdale Inn is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Outdoor adventure, farms, wineries and fine dining are nearby. The complete privacy of the inn and the serene gardens are perfect for romantic and restful getaways.