Jennie Louise's Æbleskiver

Servings: 9

On special Saturday mornings, my mom would open a tin of recipe cards and pull out my grandma's recipe for æbleskiver, a Danish treat like pancakes; served with or without fruit in the center and powdered sugar on top, æbleskiver are versatile and filling.

Combine and mix well the following wet ingredients:

  • Sour cream (1 cup)
  • Whole milk (⅔ cup)
  • Egg yolks (3)
  • Butter (1 ounce, unsalted, melted)

Sift together the following dry ingredients, and then make a well in the center:

  • All-purpose flour (2 cups)
  • Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  • Cardamon (½ teaspoon, ground)
  • Table salt (¾ teaspoon)

Pour the wet mixture into the well and mix until well-combined, but no further. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.

  • Egg whites (3)

Fold the egg whites into the batter, and heat an æbleskiver pan over medium heat. Once the pan is heated, grease each well of the pan with a small amount of melted butter.

    Fill each well halfway with batter and allow the batter to set. Once the bubbles surface, flip each æbleskiver; rotate as needed to evenly brown the sides of the æbleskiver.

      Remove each æbleskiver onto a plate as they finish, and sprinkle powdered sugar over them while warm. Æbleskiver are delicious accompanied by tart jam and a good cup of coffee.