Snickerdoodle Muffins

21 03 2011

So I know it has been awhile since I last posted. Things have been a bit crazy around here and I have not done a ton of cooking.  I have had family in town and we headed down to Phoenix to catch a spring training game as well as some warmer weather.

But I am back home now and excited to try out a few new recipes.  This morning I decided I would make a batch of Snickerdoodle Muffins.  I love snickerdoodle cookies so having that same taste for breakfast was right up my alley. I am not sure if these fit under the breakfast category but they were amazing as a breakfast treat.

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Snickerdoodle Muffins

~ 1 cup butter, softened

~ 1 cup sugar

~ 2 eggs

~ 2 tsp. Vanilla

~ 1/2 cup sour cream

~ 1/4 cup milk

~ 2 1/4 cups flour

~ 3/4 tsp. baking powder

~ 3/4 tsp. baking soda

~ 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar

~ 1/2 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350o F. Prepare 2 muffin tins with liners.  (These muffins are to light a fluffy to use cooking spray instead of muffin liners.)

2. In a bowl add butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix with a hand mixer.  Then mix in the sour cream and milk.

3. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine until you have a smooth batter.

4. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.

5. Use a large cookie scooper and plop a scoop of batter into the bowl with the sugar and cinnamon. Gently roll the batter in the sugar and cinnamon. Place the ball into the muffin liner. When you have completed all of the muffins, sprinkle the leftover cinnamon sugar onto the tops of all of the muffins.

6. Bake the muffins at 350o F for about 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

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Snickerdoodle Muffins

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Danish Ebleskivers

10 02 2011

Growing up I remember a few times that my mom made us Ebleskivers. A pancake pillow filled with applesauce. I specifically remember the warm applesauce in the center. I also remember the unusual pan that my mom cooked them in.

Danish Ebleskivers 2

Years later when my grandma passed away we were going through some of her things and there was this very odd caste iron skillet. I remember asking my mom what it was and she said it was for making Ebleskivers and that everyone should have an Ebleskiver pan.

Danish Cake Pan

Reluctantly I took the pan but thought that making them seemed like a lot of work.  To be honest it is a lot of work but they are amazing and it was kind of a fun cooking experience.

Danish Cake Pan Recipe Card

This recipe card was with the pan that my grandma had and is the recipe that I followed with some updated touches.  First it says to “use a small amount of fat” before you add the dough.  I tried butter but ultimately found that cooking spray worked the best at keeping the Ebleskievers from sticking.

Recipe Card

Once you mix all the ingredients together and spray the pan with cooking spray you then place about a teaspoon of the dough into the pan.  Then place a small amount of applesauce and cover that with some more dough.

Batter in

Once they start bubbling and pulling away from the sides slide a fork underneath them and flip them over to cook the other side.

Flip the Ebleskivers

Give it just a few more minutes to cook the dough all the way and then remove them from the pan.  Enjoy with butter, powdered sugar, or syrup.  A fun breakfast food or dessert.

Danish Ebleskivers

In case you just love the idea of making these on your own but don’t have a pan.  I Googled it and found that you can still buy one of these great pans online.  Enjoy!

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Danish Ebleskiver

~ 2 cups buttermilk

~ 2 cups flour

~ 3 eggs

~ 1 teaspoon baking powder

~ 1/2 teaspoon salt

~ 2 teaspoon baking soda

~ 2 teaspoons sugar

~ apple sauce

 

Beat the eggs. Add sugar, salt and milk; then flour, baking soda and baking powder which have been sifted together. Spray pan with cooking spray. Fill each cup about 2/3 full of dough. Place a small teaspoonful of apple sauce on top of dough, then barely cover apple sauce with a few drops of dough. Cook until bubbly, turn carefully with fork, and finish baking on other side. Serve with butter and maple syrup or jam. Note: Avoid spilling apple sauce in cups, as this will cause the Ebleskiver to stick. Makes about 3 dozen.  Cut recipe in half to make a smaller batch.

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Danish Ebleskiver








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