Danish Dough fritters.
( Aebleskiver )

Or as they are called in Danish, aebleskiver (Æbleskiver).

Danish Dough fritters are a popular treat during the month of December but you can do them all year round if you wish, the kids will love them as a treat.


Danish Æbleskiver.

Danish Æbleskiver.



Danish Æbleskive Pan


The recipe for aebleskiver is quiet similar to the pancake recipe but they are baked in a special pan with 7 or 9 holes and when cooked the fritters will turn out round like a little ball, the size of a golf ball.

The pans are available as electric pans or for stovetops electric as well as gas.
You may find it hard to get hold on a pan, but try EBay or an online shop like The Danish Food shop or you can use a Dutch Pancake Maker however they will come out a bit smaller that way.

When you cook or bake the aebleskiver you can add a little piece of apple (that's where the name Æbleskiver originates from), a little jam or whatever you like in the dough before you turn them over or just leave them plain.

They are ideal for freezing, so when you do a batch, make plenty so you have an extra batch for the freezer as well.



Æbleskive Recipe #1 (45 units)


    375 g Wheat flour
    ¾ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
    ¼ teaspoon Salt
    3 Eggs
    750 ml Buttermilk

Mix all ingredients well together in a bowl and pour it all in a jug.

Let the mix rest for about 30 min. before baking.

You will need to add a little bit of butter in the holes every time you fill it up with this recipe.

Pour the mixture into the holes till they are about ¾ full.

When they start to take colour after about 1 min add apple or jam if you choose, then turn them around and keep turning them now and again, the cooking time is 4-7 min. depending on recipe.

You can keep the Danish fritters warm in the oven.

Serve them with jam and icing sugar.


Æbleskiver ready to eat.

Æbleskive Recipe with cardamom (about 35 units)


    200 g Wheat flour
    ¼ teaspoon Salt
    1 teaspoon Sugar
    ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
    250 ml cream
    4 Eggs
    50 g melted Butter

Mix flour, salt, sugar and cardamom.
Whip the cream and egg yolk together and mix it in the flour mixture.
Let rest for about 30min.

Whip the egg whites and add the whipped whites together with the melted butter to the rest of the mix just before baking.

For this recipe you will only need to add a little butter in the pan for the first time, the butter in the recipe will take care of the rest.

Pour the mixture into the holes till they are about ¾ full, when they start to take colour after about 1 min add apple or jam if you choose, then turn them around and keep turning them now and again, the cooking time are 4-7 min. depending on recipe.

You can keep the Danish fritters warm in the oven.

    Serve them with jam and icing sugar.


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