Day 6: 12 Days of Recipes 2020 - Aebleskiver

December 18, 2020 3 Comments

Day 6: 12 Days of Recipes 2020 - Aebleskiver

Our annual 12 days of recipes continues! These recipes and features make great gifts and stocking stuffers, and are must-haves for the serious cook during the holiday season!

Day 6: Holiday Breakfasts

On the sixth day of recipes, we're featuring Butter Country Syrup. Not to say their classic recipe isn't delicious, but their Cinnamon Bun Syrup makes a decadent pancake breakfast into something special! Today's recipe is Aebleskiver, a traditional Danish pancake in a distinctively round shape! Somewhat similar in texture to western style pancakes crossed with a popover, Aebleskiver are solid like a pancake, but light and fluffy like a popover. Buy the chef on your list a Aebleskiver pan and then feel no guilt asking for pancake breakfast throughout the holiday!

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  • 2 Eggs (separated)
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted Butter
  • Butter Country Cinnamon Bun Syrup (or your favourite syrup or jam topping)


  • Separate the eggs.
  • Mix egg yolks and all the other ingredients together at one time and beat until smooth.
  • Beat the whites stiff and fold in last. Allow batter to set for 20 minutes to let baking powder work. Check the heat of your pan by dropping some water into the compartments and watch it dance. Brush oil over the entire surface to prevent sticking when ready.
  • Ladle the batter into each of the compartments. It will not take very long before they are ready to turn so stay close by.
    • If you do not have a abeleskiver pan, you can find instructions online for how to make them in muffin tins (but investing in a abeleskiver pan is recommended).
  • As with regular pancakes, you should see a couple of bubbles rise to the top and then they are ready to be turned.
  • Using a wooden skewer, turn the Aebleskiver. Use the skiver to gentle go around the outside of the batter to loose it from the pan and then poke the side and life and turn a 1/3. This will pour the uncooked batter back into the hole. The part that was at the bottom should be getting golden brown. Turn again once more.
  • One you have turned it 3 times, you can continue to spin them to get consistent browning.
  • Then you can take them out and put into a warming bowl or directly onto a plate. Serve with Icing Sugar and Syrup.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

3 Responses

Sarah Anne Penich
Sarah Anne Penich

December 20, 2020

I would this amazing syrup on my buttermilk waffles

Chef Helena
Chef Helena

December 20, 2020

I have a Aebleskiver pan and it it awesome. So festive for this time of year. It is well worth the investment.

Lorraine Brennert
Lorraine Brennert

December 19, 2020


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