A few years ago, my friend Jill hosted a gathering at Christmastime. We spent a good part of the evening eating these delicious Danish Aebleskivers. It was the first time I had helped make Aebleskivers and I was amazed at how simple they are to create at home!
This recipe for Buttermilk Aebleskivers takes minutes to mix up and then it’s just a matter of cooking the batter in an Aebleskiver pan and trying to keep up with the demand of flipping and sprinkling with powdered sugar before they get eaten up!
We love these hot little pillows of dough with a bit of raspberry jam right out of the pan. Such a fun way to get your family in the kitchen cooking and eating together. Buttermilk Aebleskivers are a perfect Christmas morning treat served with an overnight breakfast casserole, such as Cowboy Christmas Breakfast, Overnight Croissant Breakfast Bake, or Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake. We also love Mexican Breakfast Tortillas, which can be made the day before as well. Add some fresh fruit and cocoa and you’ll have a Christmas morning tradition your family will look forward to each year!
The only absolutely necessary piece of equipment is the Aebleskiver pan. One is essential, two are nice if you are feeding a large crowd often. I have this pan, but this less expensive pan works well too and is available for delivery before Christmas!
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- butter for pan
- Separate the eggs and beat whites until soft peaks form, and set aside.
- In another bowl, combine egg yolks and buttermilk and mix together.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar all at once.
- Add melted butter and mix until blended on low speed (it's also fine to do this by hand).
- Fold in the egg whites using a spatula.
- Heat an Aebleskiver pan over medium heat, brush each cup with melted butter.
- Using a 1/4 cup measure, Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into each cup, and, when bubbly around the edges, turn with a long wooden skewer or toothpick. this takes less than 2 minutes.
- Continue cooking on the other side until golden. You can test for doneness by removing one of the balls of cooked dough and breaking in half.
- If you would like to fill the Aebleskiver, you can place about 1 tablespoon of batter in pan, then drop a teaspoon of jam and top with more batter.
- Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar, jam and butter.
You can skip the step where the eggs are separated, and simply add the eggs one at a time and beat well, but the dough will not have quite the same consistency as when the egg whites are beaten and folded in!