Aebleskiver’s from Denmark

Aebleskiver’s from Denmark by Karleen Hester

My family’s Aebleskiver recipe, straight from Denmark:

1qt buttermilk
3.5 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
2 small tsp baking soda (scoop the top with your finger so it has a depression and isn’t level)
1 tsp baking powder
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites beaten to soft peaks

Mix well all ingredients except the egg whites. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks (the peaks should be there but curl over–you don’t want stiff peaks). Fold in the egg whites. Place about a nickel size amount of oil in the bottom of each depression of the pan over low-medium heat (this always varies depending on the pan and the stove). Fill each depression 2/3 full of batter, then turn each 1/4 turn until fully turned over and cooked. Our family uses either a metal cake tester or bamboo skewers for that.

It takes practice and your first several pans will probably look terrible, but it’s worth it! This is our family’s traditional Christmas meal. smile emoticon I learned at my grandmother’s side. Enjoy!

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