Birthday Breakfast: Aebleskivers

These fantastic little balls of Danish pancake-y goodness are a tradition in my family. Not only for Birthday breakfast, but for EVERY holiday breakfast of the year…but there’s a catch, you can ONLY have them on holidays, which makes them super special.
You need an Aebleskiver pan to make them. It’s a good investment.

Now, because you’re my friends, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  Mamo’s recipe:

3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk or cream
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
Applesauce (optional)

1. Heat pan over medium hear while preparing the batter.
2. Beat egg whites until stiff and fluffy. Set Aside.
3. Combine remaining ingredients (except applesauce) and blend until spoon. Just before cooking, fold in lightly the beaten egg whites.
4. Brush each cup with cooking oil.
5. Spoon batter in to each cup to 2/3 full. As cakes begin to brown, turn by a quarter with a fork (or knitting needle or chopstick) to allow batter to run into the cup and continue forming the sphere.
6. To add “aeble” to the “skiver,” place one small spoon full of applesauce into the center of each skiver before beginning to turn.

Serve with powdered sugar and syrup. Makes about 30 aebleskivers…you’ll want to make them all and save the extras to eat the next day…not on a holiday…but not cheating!


  1. E and K
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    love it! that's what eric and i had for his b-day brekky. it's also what we made the first time we ever "hung out". that is a special holiday for sure. hope you had a happy day!

  2. matt livin
    Posted February 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    hey these are just like the pancake puffs

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