My granddaughter just sent me a request for her great grandmother's (my mother-in-law's) Æbleskiver recipe for a class project she's doing on Denmark. My husband's parents, Mildred and Milo, were born in the United States but all of their parents were Danes who immigrated to the U S. Mildred and Milo grew up in Elk Horn Iowa, a small Danish farming community where most of the last names end in "sen."
Mildred was a good cook who made many Danish dishes and baked goods. Æbleskiver was a favorite with all of her family, especially her grandchildren. The Danes have a pan (mine is cast iron) especially for making Æbleskiver.
Here is Mildred's recipe:
2 cups milk
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 egg yolks
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 T melted butter
4 egg whites
Combine all dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
Add milk and egg yolks. Mix until smooth.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold egg whites into batter. Don't over mix.
There will be a few white streaks in batter.
Heat pan until hot.
Put small amount of cooking oil in each cup.
When oil is hot add about 2 tablespoons batter to each cup.
When batter starts to bubble and edges are browned, turn over with a fork and bake on other side.
Mildred used a wooden skewer or nut pick.
Serve while hot, with jelly/jam or maple syrup. Mildred dusted them with powdered sugar.