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Jan 8, 2007 05:43 PM

Looking for best Aebleskiver recipe

My mother in law gave me an aebleskiver pan as a present. The original present came with a box of mix but now I'm looking for a great recipe I can make from scratch to impress her.


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  1. I just use the Solvang mix bought online. It's better than any I've made from scratch, actually.

      1. re: greenstate

        It's kind of like a round puffy waffle... Check out for the history of it.

        The Food Network just did something on it the other day...

      2. I have a great recipe I've been using for years. I'll try to post it tomorrow.

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        1. re: TerriL

          OK, here is my all-time favorite recipe ...


          2 eggs
          2 cups buttermilk
          2 cups all-purpose flour
          1 tsp. vanilla
          2 teaspoons baking powder
          1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
          1/2 teaspoon baking soda
          2 tablespoons sugar
          1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
          1 T melted or softened butter (for pan)

          Separate the eggs and beat whites until stiff but not dry, and set aside. In another bowl, combine egg yolks, buttermilk, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, and butter. Beat until smooth, and then fold in the egg whites. Heat an aebleskiver pan over medium heat and brush each depression with melted butter. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup, and, when bubbly around the edges, turn quickly with a long wooden skewer or toothpick, trying not to puncture the balls. Continue cooking, turning the ball to keep it from burning. You can also add half the batter to the pan, add a teaspoon of jam or fruit, then cover with remaining batter. Great with maple syrup.Enjoy!

          1. re: TerriL

            I've used this recipe many times now, TerriL. Always turns out well. Thank you! The only thing I do differently is use freshly ground seeds from 6-7 cardamom pods instead of vanilla.

        2. Takoyaki!

          (I've always wondered if you could actually use a Ableskiver pan for takoyaki!)

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          1. re: applehome

            If you have a recipe for takoyaki, I'd be happy to give it a try in my pan.

            1. re: applehome

              Too funny! I have always wondered if I could make aebelskiver in my takoyaki pan.

            2. Great-Grandma Hansen's Ableskiver Recipe.

              This is a very easy version, and what's more, I have tried many recipes, and still like this the best:

              4 Eggs
              1/2 C. Water
              1/2 C. Milk
              1/2 tsp Salt
              2 C. Flour
              2 tsp. Baking Powder

              Mix all ingredients together and fill ableskiver holes about 3/4 full of batter. When bubbly in the middle and slightly crisp on the edges use a fork to flip.