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Jan 12, 2007 10:39 PM

Aebleskiver in LA

I was in Solvang yesterday and unfortunately didn't realize that the place I normally get an Aebleskiver would close early, so I missed out on one of the main reasons I was there. Instead I had to settle for one a couple doors down that was so bad that I tossed it.

Does anyone know of a place in LA that serves this dish? I didn't get a chance to quell my Aebleskiver craving so I need a fix. I'm talking the powdered sugar and raspberry jam.


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  1. ive seen them at hollywood farmers market

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    1. re: choctastic

      Was there this past Sunday and they are still there - a fair amount of people at the stall but I didn't try it...

    2. There's a place downtown in little Japan town (oddly enough) that makes the same kind of ableskiver thing. It's a little shop that has an outside window (similar to Solvang) and it's in an outside plaza shopping center across the street from the Geffen Contemporary downtown. Walk through that shopping area and on the right hand side you'll find that little shop.

      Not exactly ableskiver but pretty darn close.

      1. And I've seen them at the Torrance FM.

        1. Aebleskivers are traditionally served with Lingonberry jam, which used to be nigh unto impossible to find, but oddly, IKEA always has it in their food mart. There are no scandinavian restaurants in LA, and believe me, being a great dane... I have looked. The ones are Farmer's Market in LA are appallingly bad. I don't know why, they are a cinch to make once you have the pan.

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          1. re: Sommiel

            my aunt makes them every christmas morning, this year we had them with homemade cranberry jam. boy are they good. i cannot believe that i saw this thread.

            where would one buy the pan?

            1. re: lotta_cox

              Try, seriously..there's really an that sells pans, mixes, has recipes, etc.

              1. re: Sugar Jones

                you know the little japanese 99 cent stores sometimes sell little takoyaki pans for a dollar that look like they could do the trick. they have the perfect (perhaps slightly smaller than the average ableskiver) round holes that look very ableskiverish.

              2. re: lotta_cox

                I saw one advertised in the most recent Williams-Sonoma catalogue.

                1. re: johninoc

                  Just bought one at Kitchen Kitchen in Indian Wells for $21.95 so that Mme Zoe (a Dane on her Father's side) could make about 50 for a New Years Day brunch serving them with both raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. Outstanding except that a lot of guests asked "Are these beignets?"

                2. re: lotta_cox

                  In Solvang, or each year at the SWEA Christmas festival, or maybe if there's a table at the Sons of Norway Lutefisk Feed in November...

                  You can also order them online. For Pete's sake don't buy them from Williams-$onoma or $ur-La-Table, you'll pay thrice the price for something not as nice.

                3. re: Sommiel

                  I remember the Red Room on La Cienega fondly. I thnk there's a need - esp since the closure of gustav anders and scandia.

                  1. re: Sommiel

                    I also found the lingonberry labeled as Wild Swedish Lingonberries stirred w/ sugar at Smart & Final. Used it 1/2 & 1/2 w/ raspberry jam in LinzerTorte and it was really nice. Tart w/ firm whole berries. I saw several varieties of the pans at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Swap meet lst Sunday and was tempted. That place has yielded some nice useable cookware like a spaetzle maker.

                  2. So it seems like if I want to have a good one, I might as well just wait until I make it back to Solvang. Too bad.

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                    1. re: Mike13241

                      Where do you get them in Sovlang? When I went there we went to sovlang restaurant (IIRC) and tried the aebleskivers. I thought they were ok, nothing special. Couldn't finish the serving.