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What are Aebleskiver?


Aebleskiver are a Danish treat dating back from the 1600s; at least that’s as far back as they can trace the particular pans that cook them. The Danish also serve them as a tradition at Christmas.

Basically they are a batter ball that can be filled with jam or covered with jam, syrup or dusted.

Æbleskiver (Danish plural meaning apple slices (singular: æbleskive)) are traditional Danish pancakes in a distinctive shape of a sphere.

An aebleskive pan

Somewhat similar in texture to American pancakes crossed with a popover, æbleskiver are solid like a pancake but light and fluffy like a popover. – Wikipedia

Or you can read some more on Home on the Range

Or you can get a recipe from Maggie’s One Butt Kitchen

Or you can Google Aebelskiver…

Batter is poured into the oiled hollows and as they begin to cook, they are turned with a, skewer or fork to give the cakes their unique ball shape. Traditionally they were cooked with chunks of apple or applesauce inside but you rarely find these these ingredients in today’s modern recipes.

Variations with currents or savoury versions can be experimented with; try spinach, tomato and feta cheese for example, or just plain cheese.

Cooking aebelskiver


2 responses

  1. This reminds me of seeing takoyaki made in Japan.


    May 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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