Danish Aebleskiver (Apple Donuts)



2 dozen



2 eggs, separated
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 dash cardamom (optional)
1 cup buttermilk
4 tbsp. butter
Apple slices or
other fruit
Confectioner's sugar (optional)


Beat egg yolks until light; add sugar and salt. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, and cardamom; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter gently.

Heat aebleskiver pan. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of butter in each cup and heat until foamy.

Drop batter into cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Place apple slice in center of each cup. Cook over medium heat until browned and crisp on bottom.

Turn each cake with fork to cook other side. Aebleskiver is done when wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove cakes from and pan and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Best when served warm. Makes 2 dozen.

Author's Comments

The flavorful dough may be fried with a piece of apple stuck in the center or served with applesauce or apple butter. An 8 inch diameter cast iron pan with seven round indentations fits over a stove burner and fries the cakes to golden perfection. This pan is called an aebleskiver pan.

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