Diana's Desserts - www.dianasdesserts.com

Danish Aebleskiver

in Guest Recipe Book

Average Rating: 
(total ratings: 4)
[Read reviews] [Post a review]
Servings: 2 dozen
What are Aebleskiver?

A traditional Danish sweet. Aebleskiver are often called "Danish doughnuts," but unlike doughnuts they are not deep-fried. They are traditionally prepared from a batter flavored with beer, spices, and citrus zest, that is leavened with baking powder (as well as eggs). Aebleskiver are cooked on top of the stove in a special pan known as an "aebleskivepande". The pan has deep individual half sphere indentations that form the aebleskiver as they cook. The batter is added to the indentations in the hot buttered pan, filling each about two-thirds full. Once the "doughnuts" have set on the bottom they are turned over and cooked on the other side, producing a round ball at the end of the cooking process. The traditional "old-country" way to turn the aebleskiver in the pan is to spear them with a knitting needle or a metal skewer. A small amount of jam or a slice of apple is sometimes inserted into the center of the Aebleskiver before turning them. The name aebleskiver translates to "apple slice." The cooked pastries are served warm, dusted with confectioners' sugar.

2 large eggs, separated
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting tops, OR if desired, use granulated sugar for rolling aebleskiver in.

Special Equipment:
You will need an Aebleskiver Pan

Aebleskiver pans may be purchased online at: Happycookers.com, at Cooking.com, at Solvangmall.com, or at specialty cooking stores.

Optional Fillings:
Sliced apples

Beat egg yolks until light and fluffy; add the sugar and salt.

Sift the flour with baking powder and baking soda; then add to the egg mixture, alternating small amounts with the addition of the buttermilk, as you continue mixing.

Beat the egg whites until stiff, then gently fold them into the batter.

On stovetop, preheat the aebleskiver pan on medium heat. Place approximately 1/2 teaspoon butter in each cavity and heat until butter is foamy.

Pour a little batter into each cavity in pan, filling each about 2/3 full.

*Note: If you wish to fill the aebleskiver with a little applesauce or sliced apple, jam, jelly, or preserves; spoon a small amount (1-2 teaspoons) into the center of each cavity at this point in cooking.

Cook aebleskiver over medium heat until golden brown and crisp on bottom. Turn each aebleskiver with a fork to cook the other side.

The aebleskiver is done when a toothpick, or cake tester, inserted in the center comes out clean. The total cooking time is about 2-3 minutes.

Important Note:
Add a little more butter to the aebleskiver pan cavities after making each batch.

Remove aebleskiver from pan and dust with confectioners' sugar, or roll them in granulated sugar. Serve while still warm with jam or applesauce.

You can add a small amount of ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, vanilla extract, grated lemon or orange zest to this recipe if desired.

Aebleskiver may be refrigerated and are delicious re-warmed in the microwave for 25-35 seconds.

Makes approximately 2 dozen aebleskiver.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2001

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Submitted By: DianasDesserts.com
Date: August 26, 2003


Reviewer: Ken Gargala
I just love these things..

Reviewer: pam erskine
I've been making these since the early 70's. This is the same recipe as my Aunty Maries. I'm really excited to find the recipe again.

Reviewer: Diana from Denmark
I love them so much! More than amazing!

Reviewer: Clarice
I had these for the first time at an Old European Breakfast Restuarant today. They serve them with sausage inside which is excellent also. I am eager to try this recipe and will rate it excellent in anticipation of the results!


Add Your Review

  YOUR NAME (required)
 (Very Good)
 (Could be Better)
  RATING (required)

More Recipes in this Section

Viennese Topfenstrudel with Vanilla Sauce Affogato al Caffe’ Aguas Frescas Alfajores (Caramel Sandwich Cookies) Alfajores-South Amercian Sandwich Cookies Almond Tuiles Amaretti Amaretto Tiramisu ANZAC Biscuits (Cookies) Apfelkuchen-Spicy Apple Cake Aqua Fresca de Sandia (Watermelon) Arroz Doce-Portugues Rice Pudding Bakewell Tart Banana Hazelnut Empanadas Banoffi Pie Barbara's Baklava Basic Crêpes Bazlamaca (Cornmeal Sweet Slice) Berry-Apple Empanadas Bienenstich Cake (Bee Sting Cake) Blancmange with Orange Sauce Bonet Boterkoek (Dutch Butter Cake) Brigadeiro Bubur Cha - Cha Bugia Buñuelos Cajeta (dulce de leche) Calabaza en Tacha Cannoli Carrot Halwa Cassata Cake Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink) Cherry Bakewell Tartlets Chinese Tofu Flower Dessert Chocolate Chip Cannoli Chocolate Panna Cotta Chocolate Tres Leches Cake Chocolate-Orange Biscotti Churros Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines) Classic Vanilla Pots de Creme Cornish Saffron Cake Crema Catalana Crème Brûlée Crêpes Suzette Crostata della Nonna Danish Aebleskiver Danish Flødeboller Danish Kringle Dobos Torte Drømmekage fra Brovst (Danish Dream Cake) Dutch Stroopwafels Easy Dulce de Leche Easy Norwegian Lefse Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Turnovers) England's Victoria Sponge Cake Enjambre de Nuez (Chocolate Pecan Clusters) French Almond Macaroons French Madeleines Fresh Berry Tiramisu Fried Masa Cakes with Cheese (APREPAS DE QUESO) German Lebkuchen Loaf Cake German Style Cheesecake (Kaesekuchen) Grand Marnier Creme Caramel Greek Kourambiedes Cookies Gugelhupf Bierkuchen (German Beer Cake) Gulabjam Gur Cake for St. Patrick's Day Harry's Bar Torta di Zabaglione Horchata Hungry Monk Banoffi Pie Hurmasice Indonesian Layer Cake Irish Apple Crumble Irish Porter Cake Jammie Dodgers (Clone) Biscuit Sandwich John's Zabaione Käsekuchen - German Cheesecake Kasutera-Japanese Sponge Cake Khoya Gulab Jamun Kuih Lapis or Kueh Lapis Lamington's Leckerli Bars (Spiced Swiss Bars) Lemon Taralli Lemon Walnut Biscotti Limonada Madeira Cake Ma'moul (Date Patries from Syria) Mango Creme' Moilee Mango Pudding Mango Sago Mascarpone Filled Bougatsa
Mascarpone Filled Bougatsa Mexican Brownies Mexican Chocolate Cake Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies Mexican Chocolate Layer Cake Mexican Chocolate Pie-Pastel de Chocolate Mexicano Mexican Coffee (Café de Olla) Mexican Hot Chocolate Mexican Raspadas (snow cones) Mexican Wedding Cakes (Cookies) Milk Chocolate Cannoli with Pistaschios Milk Chocolate Semifreddo Miniature Baklava Bites Moravian Sugar Cake Muah Chee Nan Khatai (Cookies from Pakistan) Nanaimo Bars No Yeast Nut Bread Old English Trifle Orehnjaca (Croatian Walnut Strudel) Paletas (Mexican Popsicles) Pan di Spagna Pan Di Spagna (Italian Sponge Cake) Pandan Chiffon Cake Pandan Chocolate Cream Cake Pandan Coconut Waffles Pandan Custard for Cake Filling and Frosting Pandan Layer Cake Pandoro di Verona Panettone Panna Panna Cotta Panna Cotta with Berries Paris-Brest Pasta Ciotti or Pasticiotti (Little Custard Tarts) Pasta Frolla - Italian Sweet Pastry Dough Pastéis de Nata-Portuguese Egg Custard Tarts Petits Pots de Crème à l'Orange Picarones Pierre Herme's Chocolate Macaroons Pikelets Pinca - Dalmatian Easter Bread Pine Nut Amaretti Pithiviers Polish Babka Polish Krusciki Portuguese Sponge Cake - Pao de Lo Princess Cake Queijadas de nata (Cream Tarts) Quick and Easy Buñuelos Ras Malai Ris ala mande with Cherry Sauce Rosettes and Timbales Sachertorte Savarin (French Ring Cake) Savoiardi (Ladyfingers) Scandinavian Christmas Gløgg Scottish Petticoat Tails Shortbread Serbian Baklava (Sevdidjan Baklava) Smoutebollen-From Belgium Sopapillas Spiced Apple Cake with Guava Cream Cheese Spiced Citrus Pikelets Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) Sticky Toffee Pudding Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar Swedish Apple-Lingonberry Cake Swedish Pancakes Sweet Rice Flour and Coconut Cake (Butter Mochi) Sweet Rice with Mangoes Sweet Tamales Swiss Zopf Bread Syllabub with Berries Taralli from Puglia The Dairymaid's Wafers (Seterjentas Rømmebrod) The Italian Bellini Tiger Cake-Finland Tiramisu Tiramisu Tiramisu Torta alle Banane (Banana Cake) Torta della nocciola e del cioccolato Torta di Amore Torta di semifreddo del limone Torta Prugna Treacle Toffee Tres Leches Cake with Whipped Cream Topping Tropical Fruit Salad in Jelly Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread) Tufahije - Nut Filled Apples Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Apricot Coulis Walnut & Rum Raisin Crêpes with Chocolate Sauce Yorkshire Pudding Zuccotto Alla Cioccolato