Aebleskivers are a Danish pancake ball. These were my favorite breakfast meal while I was in college. I learned about this delicious breakfast treat from my boyfriend's Danish family, and from the little Danish village of Solvang, CA near the University California, Santa Barbara. These are fairly simple to make. They are cooked in a cast-iron pan with small craters, sort of similar to an egg poacher. The pans are easy to find, and very affordable. These are such an adorable variation on traditional hotcakes! They're always my favorite to serve when I have guests for brunch. Lingonberry jam and powdered sugar are our favorite way to eat these, but any fruit preserves, maple syrup, or even just butter go perfectly with these fluffy, light, round pancakes! —skylinetothesea
sugar or Honey
Cooking spray or Vegetable Oil for cooking
Powdered sugar to garnish
In This Recipe
Beat egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. Set aside
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar or honey, egg yolks, buttermilk, and melted butter. Beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites.
Spray aebleskiver pan with cooking spray or add 1 tablespoon of oil to each cup. Add about 2 tablespoons of batter to each cup. As soon as the little pancake balls begin to bubble around the edges, turn them over in their little cup using a fork or butter knife. Keep turning them over to brown.
To serve, cut in half and spread jam on. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.