Æbleskiver, which is Danish for "apple slices," are a classic Danish dessert primarily served during Christmas that resemble round pancake balls with a doughnut-like texture. The name is completely misleading though—the recipe hasn't contained apples for over a century. Served warm with icing sugar and jam, they're delicious and deservedly one of the country's most famous desserts.
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So what are they, exactly? Well, they're sort of a pancake. But they're filled so they're sort of a, er, filled pancake. But the batter itself is light and savory, so they're sort of like popovers. But they're round and buttery, so they're sort of like donuts.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com I halved this recipe and ended up with 10 good-sized aebelskiver. I'd plan on about 3 per person unless you're really hungry. I also used yogurt thinned out with a little water instead of buttermilk; you can...