We LOVE Ableskivers and Here's Our Family Recipe

It's tradition in my family to serve these danish pancakes known as Ableskivers when we are all together. Thanksgiving morning, while up in the PNW, was no exception.


Here's my recipe:

Ableskivers are a danish "pancake" made in a cast iron skillet. You can usually find them at Ace Hardware - otherwise search online.

Here's the recipe: 4 eggs, separated 2 cups low-fat buttermilk 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted Powdered sugar A Jar of Apple Butter

Beat the 4 egg whites in a medium-sized bowl until stiff but not dry. Reserve.Combine 2 egg yolks (discard the other 2 egg yolks), buttermilk, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom, vanilla extract, and melted butter in a bowl, and mix until smooth. Fold in the beaten egg whites.

Pour about 3/4 teaspoon butter into each round of an ableskiver
pan and heat over medium-high heat on top of stove. Add a heaping tablespoon of the batter, or enough to fill each round about three-quarters full. Take a good sized tea spoon of the apple butter and put it in the batter.

When bubbly around the edges, turn each round upside down with a spoon or two forks. This is the tricky part - to try to get the ball turned over. It takes practice.

Continue cooking, turning until done, about 2 minutes. You’ll know it’s just about done because the ball will come away from the sides of the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with sour cream and more apple butter. I’ll warn you—it can be a bit messy to make, but absolutely worth it.

We generally serve eggs and bacon, fresh orange juice.