Danish Aebleskiver – pancake balls


Danish Aebleskiver is a traditional Danish pancake that you need a special aebleskiver pan to make.  I would have never come across these perfect little dough balls had it not been for a food stylist I work with Karla.  Karla brought the aebleskiver pan into the studio along with the Pat Sinclair “Scandinavian classic Baking” cookbook and started making us some pancake balls.  It looked so interesting I had to document her baking extravaganza.  The process of making the batter is a lot of whipping and whisking, the batter is a fluffy dense texture. Then Karla started dolloping the batter into the pan and little beautiful dough balls started popping out.  She was dropping a blueberry in the center of each ball. After dropping the batter in the pan, wait a minute or tow for the dough to rise up a little and then drop whatever your filling may be. That’s the fun creative part,  you can experiment with all sorts of combinations.  Karla made her pancake balls at home with apple and bacon inside. We tested some chocolate-pretty good.  We did all agree the batter could have used some more sugar. But was pretty tasty with maple syrup on them, the recipe calls for applesauce as a side.   The cookbook looked really great with lots of pictures and tasty recipes, Pat Sinclair is a local Mpls MN recipe developer and has a blog spot.


I did enjoy the Aebleskiver pancake balls, not enough to go out and buy myself a Aebleskiver pan. But am more then willing to eat some more pancake balls if they should come my way again.