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!
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.