Its a tradition in our family to eat aebleskivers as the first breakfast of the new year. Aebleskivers are a Danish treat, and can best be described as little round pancakes that are cooked in a special pan. They are utterly delicious, and absolutely everyone in my family loves them — they are the best part of celebrating the new year.

Like pancakes, they can be served in a variety of ways. My personal favorite is to soak them in melted butter, and sprinkle powdered sugar on top, but they can also be eaten with jams or maple syrup. You can also add a little piece of fruit (like apple) in the middle while you’re cooking them.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 stiffly beaten egg whites
  1. Heat aebleskiver pan to medium heat.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients, then add buttermilk and beat until smooth.
  3. Add egg yolks one at a time.
  4. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  5. Put a small amount of butter in each cup of the hot pan, then drop the batter in by spoonfuls into each cup. Turn with toothpick.






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