Aebleskiver Poffertjes

"Danish-Dutch fusion cuisine. The recipe for the batter is typically Dutch (yeast raised) but the filling of jam is quite Danish. Try Cherry-Strawberry Preserves for the Bread Machine ABM ( for the filling. I use an aebleskiver pan, which has larger indentations than a poffertjes pan. The batter recipe is adapted from Let's Go Dutch by Johanna van der Zeijst Bates."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
24-30 pancakes




  • Combine flours, salt, yeast, sugar and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to combine.
  • Add milk and egg and stir to make a smooth batter.
  • Cover bowl with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about an hour until bubbly and somewhat risen.
  • Stir down batter and heat an aebleskiver pan. Spray with non-stick spray or melt margarine or butter in the indentations.
  • Fill the indentations with batter. Place 1/2 teaspoon of jam on batter (it will sink in). Let cook for about 2 minutes until bubble start to form around the edge. Flip over with a skewer. Cook for an additional minute or so until done.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar to serve.

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  1. My Mom found a Poffertjies pan in a box in her basement but no one had a recipe until I found yours. Just like my Dutch Oma used to make, my Mother thinks they might even be better. My Danish Hubby and our kiddies love them too. Thanks for a recipe that brings me back to my childhood.


I am a stay-at-home-mom, or rather, drive-around-in-the-minivan mom to DS7, DD6, DD5 and DS1. DH is lactose intolerant so I have learned to work around that in my recipes. I started baking cookies and such when I was about 9, and cooking daily suppers when I was 13 so I have been in the kitchen for a good percentage of my life already. It's a good thing that it's my favourite place to be! My favourite appliance is a rice cooker, with the Kitchenaid mixer running a close second. DH bought a Traeger wood pellet barbecue for Mother's Day a few years ago and it is amazing. I almost always wear an apron in the kitchen because I'm a sloppy cook and stained too many shirts. My favourite is from, a Canadian website that sells great kitchen stuff. <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="">
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