Danish Ebleskiver (Buttermilk Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a traditional Danish recipe, from my husband's family. This REQUIRES the use of an ebleskiver iron or monk's pan. It's basically little fluffly ball-shaped pancakes. You can fill them with fruit jams, applesauce, or have them plain with a dusting of powdered sugar. My kids LOVE them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate Eggs. Beat egg whites until stiff, keep separate. Beat yolks, add sugar, salt and Milk.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder, then add to egg yolk mixture. Mix well. Lastly, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  3. Heat up monk's pan on medium heat.
  4. Place small amount of butter in each depression (1tsp or so).
  5. When butter is bubbling, fill each depression 2/3 full of dough.
  6. Next, place a small teaspoonful of desired jam or applesauce on top of dough, then barely cover with a few drops of dough.
  7. Cook until surface is bubbly and has a slightly dry appearance. Turn carefully with a fork, and finish baking on the other side.
  8. Serve dusted with powdered sugar or alone.
  9. NOTE: To ensure even cooking, fill and turn dough in each depression in order according to first dropped. Avoid spilling jam on pan as this will cause the dough to stick.

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