Danish \u00c6bleskiver

Hot Danish æbleskiver. [Photograph: Kalle Bergman]

Danish Æbleskiver

About This Recipe

Yield:4 to 6
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:æbleskiver pan
This recipe appears in: Scandinavian Street Food: Danish Æbleskiver For Christmas


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons plus 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. 1

    Beat egg whites in mixing bowl until very stiff. In another large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, egg yolks, 4 tablespoons melted butter, buttermilk, sugar, and salt, and beat until very smooth. Carefully fold in egg whites.

  2. 2

    Heat the æbleskiver pan and put small knob of butter into each pan cup. Pour batter into each cup. When each sphere becomes firm in edges, turn quickly with knitting needle or fork. Continue to turn the æbleskiver as they cook through. (Optional: add a few pieces of apple in the middle of each æbleskive before turning them if you want to go really old school).

  3. 3

    Serve with jam and sprinkle some icing sugar on top of each æbleskive.


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