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Aebleskiver Recipe

This is how my mom made ebelskiver
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: breakfast
Servings: 40 pieces


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 eggs separated (yolks and whites)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, plus more for cooking

Fillings for the Aebleskiver

  • jams fresh fruit, chocolate


  • In a bowl big enough to hold all the above ingredients with room to whisk, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the milk and 4 tablespoons of the melted butter. Add this mixture into the flour mixture until blended together. Don't worry if the batter looks lumpy.
  • Using a hand held electric mixer, beat the egg whites on the highest speed until they become stiff but you do not want dry peaks to form. This should take about 3 minutes. Then fold the egg whites back into the flour mixture.
  • Getting the Pan Ready for cooking
  • Put the pan over medium heat, add 1/4 teaspoon of butter to each well in the pan and heat until the butter begins to bubble. Add 1 tablespoon of batter to each well of the pan, then 1 teaspoon of filling and top with 1 tablespoon more of batter.
  • You cook until the bottoms of the round pancakes are golden brown and a little crispy. This should take about 4 minutes. Using a coupe of wooden skewers, flip the pancakes over and cook until the other side is golden brown.
  • Remove the 7 Aebleskiver and repeat with the remaining batter until all the batter is cooked. Serve with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
  • If you don't want to add filling, that's fine. Just serve them with jam or syrup on the side.