Lodge aebleskiver

The Aebleskiver is a classic Danish Cake Pan, used to prepare Danish pancake balls, pastries filled with fruit, hush puppies, and even Oysters Rockefeller. Sweet or savory dough balls are the ultimate comfort food. Spruce up your weekend breakfast routine with this pan.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or oil plus more for the pan
  • Powdered sugar for garnish if desired

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients including flour with sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a second bowl mix the wet ingredients including egg, milk and butter.
  3. Add liquids to dry ingredients and stir until evenly moistened.
  4. Place an Aebleskiver pan over medium-low heat. When pan is hot enough to make a drop of water sizzle brush pancake cups lightly with melted butter and fill each well just below the top with batter.
  5. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes until the bottom of the balls form a thin crust (centers will still be wet); pierce the crust with a skewer and gently pull shell to rotate and expose half the cooked shell and uncooked batter flows down into cup. Cook for 1 minute until crust on bottom of ball is again firm enough to pierce then rotate ball completely to expose an entirely cooked bottom using the skewer. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes until the centers are cooked and the outside is evenly browned. Lift cooked balls from pan and serve warm and dusted with powdered sugar.