Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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Pastries, Breads/Rolls, Desserts

Æbleskiver (Danish Doughnuts) Recipe

Source: Aebleskiver pan wrapper

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, or nutmeg or 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add yeast to water; let stand a few minutes then stir till dissolved. Add yeast to milk; add butter, sugar, salt and 1 cup of the flour. Beat well with rotary beater; cover and allow to rise in warm spot till bubbly. Beat eggs, add with remaining flour and the flavoring; again let dough rise until bubbly.
  2. Heat aebleskiver pan and grease very generously so that a small amount of the shortening remains in the bottom of the pan. Spoon batter into individual depressions, having each one about 3/4 full. Stand ready with a skewer or, as the Danes do, with a steel knitting needle, and as soon as the pancakes show signs of browning around the edges, turn them. Turn again if necessary to brown evenly of both sides. Serve at once with a shaker of powdered sugar or with jam or jelly.

Variations: Often a cube of cooked apple, a couple of raisins or a piece of cooked prune is dropped into the dough as soon as the depression is filled. These can be made in muffin pans but better results from a true aebelskiver pan.

Yield: 3 dozen

Cuisine: Danish

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 355 Calories; 10g Fat (24.5% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 53g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 128mg Cholesterol; 652mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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