Monday, April 2, 2012


Aebleskivers (pronounced: able-skeevers) ... have you ever heard of them before? They're small Danish pancake donut holes.  Its a fried and puffy like a pancake, but can be eaten in 1 bite like a donut.  They are delicious, addicting, and it takes less than two seconds to eat one of them.  The key to making these is the pan... shockingly it's cast iron.  We bought ours years ago in Solvang, CA.  However if your not planning on making the trip to the Danish town, then you can find them online here.  The best part is that 1 batch of aebleskiver batter makes approx. 42 at a total cost of $4.00.

To make the batter start with 2 1/4 cups flour in a bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/4 cup baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and mix together.

Separate 2 egg yolks from the whites.

Beat the egg yolks in a separate container and add 2 cups buttermilk.

Combine with the dry ingredients.

 Add 3 tablespoons melted butter.

Beat the remaining egg whites and fold into batter (fold the dough to add air in to make the aebleskivers fluffy).

Put the aeblskiver pan on a burner and turn to medium heat.  The pan will get hot fast and remain hot, so if they burn you can turn it down quickly.

Also watch out for the handle... (I, Ashley, accidentally burnt myself while having a blonde moment).
Spray the pan with non-stick pan and we use two small dessert size spoons to add batter into the individual places.  Don't fill the whole all the way--it will expand.

Once the dough separates itself from the pan it's time to flip the aebleskivers.  This is probably the hardest part of the entire recipe.

Take a fork and gently stick in under the aebleskiver.  Move the fork in a clockwise and upward motion to lift it up.

Quickly remove the fork as the uncooked batter hits the pan and starts to cook.

Move through all the aebleskivers until they are all flipped.  The second side will cook much quicker than the first side.  Let sit for a couple of minutes until fully cooked.

To remove use the same fork to slide the aebleskivers out of the pan.

Coat with powdered sugar and top with jam or syrup for a classic danish treat.


2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, separated
3 tablespoons melted butter

Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl
Beat egg yolks and add to milk
Combine with dry ingredients mixture
Add melted butter
Fold in beaten egg whites
Fry in pan.

1 comment:

  1. These are at Trader Joe's. I love them. Thanks for making a tutorial, now I can make them for my family instead.