Danish apple doughnuts - Æbleskiver

Danish apple doughnuts - Æbleskiver

Photography by Adam Liaw

Photography by Adam Liaw

One of Denmark's most famous types of pastry, æbleskiver (in Danish, "apple slices") are light, melt-in-your-mouth pancake balls that taste like a cross between a pancake and a doughnut. Delicious! 

You will need a special aebleskiver pan for this recipe. 



  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
  • 100g melted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • icing sugar, to serve
  • raspberry jam, to serve

Fried apple:

  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 apples, peeled, cut into 1 cm cubes
Image source via Nordic Food Living

Image source via Nordic Food Living


For the fried apple, melt the butter and sugar in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the apple pieces and cook, shaking the pan occasionally for about 6-8 minutes or until softened.

For the batter, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks until well combined, then whisk in the milk and vanilla seeds to combine. Whisk the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients just until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gently fold into the batter until combined.

Place the aebleskiver pan over medium-high heat and lightly grease with butter. Fill each hole with the batter and push a few pieces of apple into the top. Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden, then using a couple of toothpicks, carefully flip them over in the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes until golden and cooked through. Remove and set aside. Repeat with the remaining batter and apples.

Dust the aebleskivers with icing sugar and serve with raspberry jam.


Recipe source: sbs.com
Swedish fashion brand VIKTORIA CHAN

Swedish fashion brand VIKTORIA CHAN

Illustrator Olle Eksell (1918-2007)

Illustrator Olle Eksell (1918-2007)