Æbleskiver ♥ How to Make Danish Aebleskiver with Apple Filling

Did you know there are different types of Æbleskiver batter?  There are a variety of aebleskive recipes. Some aebleskive recipes require buttermilk or milk or yeast. Here is our 3rd version using milk and baking powder.



First step is to make the Apple Filling.  The second step is to make the batter.  Finally. we are ready to make the Æbleskiver!

Apple Filling Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tart apples, peeled, cored and diced (according to size)
  • approx. 1/4 cup butter
  • 2-3 tblsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
Kitchen Tools:
  • large heavy saucepan
  • apple peeler
  • cutting knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • mixing spoon

Instruction:

Cook the apples in the melted butter with the spices and sugar over medium heat until the apples are tender (approx. 10 min).

Remove from the heat and use as filling for for the aebleskiver.
 
Aebleskive Ingredient:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tblsp melted butter

What to Serve with Æbleskiver

  • powder sugar for dusting
  • sugar or jam

Kitchen Utensils:

  • æbleskiver pan (cast iron preferable)
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • electric mixer
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cup/spoons
  • wooden skewer or knitting pin

Instruction:

Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Mix egg yolks with the milk and the melted butter. Add the yolk mixture to the flour mixture and stir till well blended.

In a separate bowl beat the egg whites till stiff, but not dry. With a spatula fold approx. 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter and finally fold in the rest of the egg whites until no white streaks remain. Now we area ready to bake the aebleskiver right away in the aebleskive pan.

Add butter to the aebleskive pan and heat up the pan. When butter bubbles add 1 tblsp batter in the pan and add 1 tsp apple filling into the center. Finally add a little batter on top of the filling.

Cook until the aebleskiver are browned on each side (approx. 3 min each side). Turn with a knitting pin or a wooden skewer.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Tip:Æbleskiver can be kept warm in the oven, and they can also be frozen.

We hope you enjoy our Danish aebleskive recipe for your Jul celebrations, afternoon snacks or whenever you feel like having one! 

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Æbleskiver med gær – Aebleskiver with Yeast

There many recipes. The last time we made Aebleskiver it was with buttermilk. The recipe below is with yeast (gær)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup 3/4 cup of milk, heated
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • zest of ½ lemon unsprayed or 2 tsp. lemon juice (10 ml)
  • 2 1/2 cup plain flour 
  • 2 eggs
  • butter/margarine for the pan
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom

What to Serve with Æbleskiver

  • powder sugar
  • sugar or jam

Kitchen Utensils

  • æbleskiver pan (cast iron preferable)
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • electric mixer
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cup/spoons
  • wooden skewer or knitting pin

 Trivia: Did you know that æbleskive is singular and æbleskiver is plural?

Instruction:

  1. Heat the milk to approx. 100 – 110 degrees F. Stir the yeast into the milk and add the salt, sugar, grated lemon peel and cardamom. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour and add the egg yolks one at a time. Cover with a towel and let the dough rest (raise) approx. for a ½ hour.
  2. In another bowl, using an electric mixer beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff.  This will take about 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold fold the egg whites into the batter. Be sure to rotate the bowl a quarter at a time. Repeat adding and folding the egg whites until the egg whites have been incorporated. 
  4. Heat the æbleskive pan over low to medium heat.  Add about 1/4 teaspoon of butter or margarine into each hole of the cast iron pan.  
  5. When the butter starts to bubble, add a spoonful of the dough into each hole.  Fill the holes approx three-quarter up with dough. 
  6. When the æbleskiver begin to stiffen, use either a wooden skewer or knitting pin to push 1/4 of the æbleskiver up to begin to brown the top.  
  7. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge, turn them quickly over with a knitting needle.  (In Denmark, the Danish cooks traditionally use a knitting needle.)
  8. Continue cooking and turn the ball to keep it from burning, and it creates the characteristic spherical shape of an æbleskive.   
  9. It is important that the æbleskiver bake at moderate heat. Turn the æbleskiver several times and cook until golden brown all over.
  10. Remove all of the æbleskiver from the pan and generously sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Traditionally æbleskiver are served with raspberry jam, strawberry jam or sugar.
  11. Remove to a serving plate and serve immediately.  Optionally, sprinkle confectionery sugar over the æbleskiver.

 Tip:Æbleskiver can be kept warm in the oven, and they can also be frozen.

 Trivia: Did you know that the Danish meaning of æbleskiver is apple slices?

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How to make Danish æbleskive

We are enjoying Scandinavian traditions this time of the year. It is so much fun! We look forward to do Scandinavian cooking, holiday decorating and celebrations with our family and friends. A great weekend afternoon snack to make for our family is Danish aebleskiver or in Danish æbleskiver

What is an æbleskive?

These are traditional Danish pancakes but in the shape of a sphere or a doughnut hole. 
Traditional æbleskive are served with sugar or jam. There are a variety of recipes. Some recipes require buttermilk and other recipes use wheat flour.  Below is a typical æbleskiver  recipe with buttermilk.

How to make æbleskive  

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 a cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or butter for frying 
  • An aebleskive pan 
  • 1 long knitting needle or a fork or a skewer  
  • You can add 1 tsp cardamomand/ or peal of 1/2 lemon
  • Below the video is an example of how to make aebleskiver. 



Directions:

  1. Place the æbleskive pan on a stove top and lightly oil or butter the pan.
  2. Pour in about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup. 
  3. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge, turn them quickly with a knitting needle.  (In Denmark, the Danish cooks traditionally use a knitting needle.)
  4. Continue cooking, turning the ball to keep it from burning and it creates the characteristic spherical shape of an æbleskive.
  5. Remove all of the æbleskiver from the pan and generously sprinkle with powdered sugar. Traditionally æbleskiver are served with raspberry jam, strawberry jam or sugar.
  6. If you want to get creative, you can fill æbleskiver with fruit, chocolate, jam or cheese.  Now a days, æbleskiver are served for either breakfast, as an hors d’oeuvre, dessert or light supper.

What is an Aebleskive Pan?

The æbleskive pan is a special cast iron pan used specifically to make æbleskiver. Pans are usually made of cast iron because it allows good heat conduction. The traditional is a cast iron pan indented with seven holes, about 2-1/4 x 1 inch deep, which gives you a finished æbleskive the size and shape of a golf ball. The pan exists in versions for gas and electrical stoves (the latter with a plain bottom).  Now a days it is easy to find an æbleskive pan from either buying it online or at a retail store such as William Sonoma. Also, the traditional models in hammered copper plate exist but are today used primarily for decoration. Sometimes the traditional models are found in flea markets or antique shops.

When and where do the Danes eat æbleskiver?
In Denmark, æbleskiver are common to have before Christmas and served with gløgg on the sidewalk cafes. If you are in Tivoli, the restaurants offer æbleskiver as a snack too. Æbleskiver can be bought fried and frozen at supermarkets, only needing heating in an oven. 

Trivia: Did you know that æbleskive is singular and æbleskiver is plural?

This history of Æbleskiver

Nobody knows when and where æbleskiver was first made.  However, there are interesting theories and legends of how the æbleskiver were created.  Below are a couple of fun theories.

One theory is that Vikings during a battle didn’t have the proper cookware to make pancakes. The Vikings greased their dented shields and poured the batter on them over a fire which created the the round shape æbleskive.

Another theory is that in the 1600s, the Siam government pushed the European Christian missionaries out of their country including Danes. A Dane brought back a pan from Thailand designed to make Thai delicacies. Once the Dane returned to Denmark, he used pancake batter in the pan and created a new treat called æbleskive.

Trivia: Did you know that the Danish meaning of æbleskiver is apple slices?


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