On a recent trip to Solvang we had a chance to try the Danish version of this treat known by many different names. This treat is hard to describe. It’s a light creamy puff covered with chocolate sitting on a little waffle/wafer.
I decided to try to make these at home. So I looked around the internet for recipes. There are numerous versions around. Here is what I ended up using:
200ml (6 3/4 oz) water
300 gr (10 1/2 oz) sugar
Make a syrup by boiling the cold water while dissolving the sugar in it and set aside.
~20g (2/3 oz) powdered gelatin
100 ml (3 1/3 oz) boiling water
1 package (~2 tsp) vanilla sugar (they have this in European grocery stores, if not available just add a little vanilla extract).
Mix the gelatin with the boiling water to dissolve it and add the vanilla sugar.
Now combine the syrup and gelatin mixture and let it cool completely to room temperature.
Once cool beat the mixture until it is really stiff, this may take some time (10-15min). I used an ice cream scoop to form the little “balls” and placed them on a greased parchment sheet (see picture below). Let the “ball” rest for about 30 min.
150 g ( 5 oz ) double chocolate bittersweet chocolate chips
90 g ( 3 oz ) coconut butter
Melt the chocolate and add the coconut butter. Dip the little “balls” in the chocolate handling them with two spoons or forks. Then place them on individual waffles/wafers a thin cookie will also work in a pinch. For a topping I sprinkled grated coconut or ground pistachio nuts on the still wet chocolate (see picture below).
This recipe makes quite a few of these treats, depending on size.