Thursday, September 16, 2010


I made some last Saturday for breakfast and YUM they are sooo good! We all love them. I grew up eating these all the time, either as a dessert treat or for breakfast. Americans eat doughnuts, Danes eat Aebleskiver.:-)

Here is the recipe (there are many different variations of it, using buttermilk and lemon zest, but this is the one I used, this recipe is from the cookbook Cooking Danish by Stig Hansen) they take some practice to get right, but are totally worth it:-) We eat them sprinkled in powdered sugar and dipped in Raspberry or strawberry jam:-)

Makes 24 to 26
1 3/4 cups bread flour (I used all purpose)
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup 2% milk (I used fat free)
2 eggs
Shortening ( I used vegetable oil)
Confectioners' sugar

(You will need an Æbleskiver pan to prepare these doughnuts. They can be found in many kitchen equipment stores and At CSNstores.)

1 - Combine the flour with the yeast, sugar and cardamom in a mixing bowl. Combine the butter and milk in a saucepan and heat to 70 to 80 degrees. Add to the flour mixture and mix well. Mix in the eggs. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

2 - Heat an Æbleskiver pan over low to medium (300-degree) heat. Add a small amount of shortening on the tip of a knife to each cup. Spoon the dough into the cups filling four-fifths full.Cook until the bottoms begin to brown and push one-fourth of the doughnut up to begin to brown the top. Repeat the process, then turn the doughnut completely over to form a ball and cook until golden brown all over.

3 - Remove to a serving plate and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with Raspberry Jam, applesauce and sugar to dip in.

Just for a little background about me, I was born and raised in Denmark, so these are traditional danish recipes. Enjoy!:-)

Posted by: Catherina


  1. YUM, yum! I need to get one of those pans. Is there anything CSN doesn't have??? :-)

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  2. My family made these when I was a kid. I have some very PROUD Danish heritage on one side. :) These are yummy!

  3. I know right.. i cant wait to try them

  4. I've never had these before. Looks sweet and delicious.

  5. Yum. I lived in Denmark for a short time and I miss so many things including these. I am going to check out that website. Tak for det.

  6. I was just looking through your blog and came upon this. We have aebleskiever every year with my whole family on Christmas Eve. They are sooo good. We open them up and put brown sugar, powdered sugar, or jellys in the middle. I'm hungry now!

  7. That is so clever!!! I love the homemade mold!
    I thing it good product .soon it will reach the market….

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