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Sweet pancake/aebleskiver recipe for no toppings?

Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to bring some aebleskiver out for a sort of breakfast-picnic thing, we won't have any plates or flatware, so I'm hoping to avoid any sort of messy, sticky topping. Does anyone have some recipes which gives enough sweetness and flavour to the batter so as to not require toppings? I normally use 1 cup flour and 2 tbsp sugar in my recipe, which does require syrup. Would just adding more sugar make the results too dense? I'll be adding chocolate chips, but that alone won't be enough.

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  1. what about just serving it with powdered sugar?

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    1. re: rasputina

      I did think about that, but last time I tried it, it just wasn't sweet enough!
      Do you think rolling them in honey or syrup would affect texture/taste a too much if they were to be subsequently kept in a plastic bag/box for about 1 hour before being eaten?

      1. re: Sirrith

        It depends on the person. For me, yes it would. Other people might not care.

    2. That sounds plenty sweet for me. Can you put squeezable toppings in ziplock bags then cut the corner off at location? I imagine it would be less messy that way.

      I make pancakes out of flour, baking powder, salt, milk and mashed banana. Could you maybe add (or sub the wet ingredient) with mashed fruit?

      1. Can you fill them w/ jam after making them?

        1. Squeezable toppings aren't really possible, as we'll probably be eating with fingers on the street or in public transport. I'm considering maybe adding thing sweet as a filler, yes, and I could definitely think about substituting part of the wet ingredient with something sweeter, thanks for the ideas :)

          1. How about smores pancakes? You could use crushed grahams for part of the flour, and mix mini marshmallows and chocolate chips into your batter.

            1. What a cool idea for an on-the-go snack treat! I second all the suggestions for filling them, they should be easy to fill while cooking them.

              I found these recipes/videos. I haven't tried them but I wanted something that showed the process of how to cook them with a filling in them. If you've ever made takoyaki, same idea.


              Other suggestions for possible fillings:
              dried fruit, soaked to soften.
              cinnamon sugar
              lemon curd
              nutella and banana
              caramel (a caramel candy dropped inside might work).
              fresh peaches or other flavorful fruit, perhaps macerated with some booze if this is an all-adult party.
              sweetened creamcheese (like cheesecake).

              Because of the way they are made, you can do multiple fillings and have the flavors be a surprise.

              1. Make them as you normally do, but use slightly less batter -- before turning them add a small spoonful of jam or Nutella.

                1. Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended up making an eggette (local Hong Kong waffle-thing) batter and adding chocolate chips. They were quite nice :)