Aebleskiver is a delicious Danish treat that my husband introduced to me when we got married. Imagine a cross between a doughnut hole and a pancake. We love having aebleskiver around Christmas time (as do many Danes) but of course you can enjoy it ANY time of year! You will need a good aebleskiver pan to make these.. but they really aren’t that hard to find. We found ours at camping store for about $15. If you really want to be traditional, once you have the batter in the pan, place a little apple slice in the batter before flipping (so you have a hot apple center). Our favorite way of serving them is with jam and powdered sugar, however they taste great with hot syrup or honey butter!
- 2 eggs (divided into egg whites and egg yolks in separate bowls)
- 2 C flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 C buttermilk
- melted butter (for greasing pan)
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, egg yolks, 4 Tbsp. melted butter and buttermilk and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites last.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom of each aebleskiver pan cup with melted butter and heat until hot. Pour in about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge, flip them over (In Denmark they typically use a knitting needle to flip, but you can use a chopstick or a fork). Continue cooking, turning the ball until is is golden brown all the way around and is cooked through (like a pancake). It might take a couple tries to get the feel for it, but once you do you will be flippin' aebleskiver like it's nobody's business!
- Serve with jam or syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar.