Dealer Joe’s Danish Pancakes

Trader Joe's Danish Pancakes

Folks eat spherical pancakes within the merry land of Denmark. How pleasant. How novel. How scrumptious. 

Why pancakes would style higher within the type of balls, I have not the foggiest clue. They only do. Why “Munchkins” style higher than common Dunkin Donuts, I am unsure of both. Why “balls” sounds a lot extra vulgar than “spheres,” effectively, I do have a clue why that is the case…so I shall strategically keep away from that terminology for the remainder of this weblog put up.

Just a few years again, I visited a touristy Danish village in Southern California often known as Solvang. It means “sunny meadow.” It is cute and quaint, filled with wine-tasting institutions, four-seater quadricycles, and German-looking fachwerkhäuser. Alongside one of many picturesque side-streets, an unassuming hole-in-the-wall constantly attracts a crowd of individuals ready to strive what the Danes name “aebleskivers” (eh’ bil skee vers). Sonia and I took a gander on the plates of among the patrons. They served the pastries with a raspberry sauce and an non-obligatory scoop of ice cream. We instantly determined to courageous the lengthy queuing line and get a plate for ourselves. The aebleskivers had been wonderful. 

Once we first noticed these Danish Pancakes at TJ’s, we thought, “Hmmm, I ponder if these are just like aebleskivers?” Upon nearer inspection, we seen that Dealer Joe’s writes on the packaging, “aka aebleskivers.” Rating!

Dealer Joe’s Danish Pancakes are each bit pretty much as good because the aebleskivers from Solvang. They had been barely crispy on the skin and smooth on the within. We heated ours within the oven, and we will not think about them turning out almost as effectively within the microwave, though they record that as an possibility on the packaging. My largest criticism about these confectionery spheres is the shortage of “fixins.” If the product had include powdered sugar and raspberry jam, these might need been actual candidates for our Pantheon of Nice TJ’s Meals. After all, we used our personal powdered sugar, and luckily, there’s not quite a lot of variation from one model of powdered sugar to the following. That raspberry jam from Solvang, however, could be very tough to exchange. It is very distinctive. We used a few of our Welch’s grape jelly as an alternative, which really wasn’t as unhealthy as I anticipated it to be. We additionally tried them with maple syrup. No, sadly it wasn’t Dealer Joe’s Natural Grade B Maple Syrup, however possibly we’ll strive them with that subsequent time. Selfmade whipped cream goes effectively with them, too.
Click on right here to look at 52 seconds of aebleskiver insanity on YouTube, that includes my repulsive try at a Danish accent!

Sonia and I every give them 4 stars.

Backside line: 8 out of 10.