Total Calories: 356
Beat eggs, sugar and cardamom. Add flour and 3 cups buttermilk and blend until smooth. Dissolve baking soda in remaining 1/2 cup buttermilk stir into batter. Put about 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine in each cavity of the Aebelskiver iron. When bubbly hot, drop in about a level tablespoon of dough. When browned and puffed, turn over with a skewer and brown other side. Serve these little browned puffs of dough with either preserves, maple syrup or applesauce and a dusting of confectioners' sugar. If you like, add a little grated sharp cheese to the dough for a different taste treat.
Note: An Aebelskiver iron is of Danish origin, made of heavy metal, in which a small amount of batter is placed in each of several round indentations. The resultant little muffins are garnished in several ways and served for breakfast or dessert. These are obtainable in most kitchen or Scandinavian shops.