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Danish pancakes *note: 50 aebleskivers is a double batch for a big group*
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Resting Time1 hour
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Danish
Servings: 50 plain
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Ellen Andersen


  • Aebleskiver pan


  • 2 1/2 cup milk scalded
  • 4 cup flour
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 tsp cardamom optional


  • 50 tsp Nutella 1 tsp per aebleskiver


  • Dissolve yeast & sugar in small amount of lukewarm milk. Add butter, flour, salt & optional cardamom. Add beaten eggs. Beat until mixture is smooth.
  • Cover. Let rise 1 hour, stirring down once.

Plain aebleskivers

  • Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom of each aebleskiver pan cup with melted butter and heat until hot. Pour in about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge, flip them over (In Denmark they typically use a knitting needle to flip, but you can use a chopstick, toothpick or a fork). Continue cooking, turning the ball until is is golden brown all the way around and is cooked through (like a pancake). It might take a couple tries to get the feel for it, but once you do you will be flippin' aebleskiver like it's nobody's business!
  • Serve with jam or syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Filled aebleskivers: Examples include prune, apple or apricot filling, raspberry jam, nutella and more

  • Partially fill pan cups with batter. Drop about a teaspoon of filling into the middle. Fill remaining cup with batter.
    Bake until the edges are bubbly. Turn (using a fork, knitting needle, or toothpick) and continue turning until evenly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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