December 11


This day, 11 of December has a strange name; “Birthday of the devil”. The 11 of June has the same name. It is not of any religious reason, but because those two days were selected as settling days, (paying taxes and rent for the house) back in 1888 or even before. Noone cares about this name anymore, I think.

I have promised to find a recipe for Æbleskiver and one for Gløg. (I have to find the best ones first, as there are SO many…comming soon)

Well, lets start. As there are so many different recipes, I have chosen some from my mothers old cooking book:

Variation 1. (For 6 persons.)

250 gr. flour
1 tsp. sugar
a little salt
25 gr. yeast
4½ dl. cream or milk
3 or 4 eggs

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Warm the cream/milk to max 37 dg. and mix it with the yeast. Mix it with the flour/sugar/salt. Put eggs into the dough, one at a time. Let the dough rest in 2 hours.
If you don´t have yeast, you can use baking powder. If you do so, you don´t need to warm the cream/milk.

After 2 hours, warm up the Æbleskive pan, and fill every hole, about 3/4. When it turns brown, move the æbleskive around , use some kind of thin stick. You can put a piece of apple or apple jam inside.

Version 2 from the old book.

250 gr. flour
3½ dl. milk
4 eggs
175 gr. melted butter
1 spoonful beer
a little salt
25 gr. sugar

Mix flour with half of the milk,  then use the ingredients in this order: the mixed egg yolk, the melted butter, the beer, the salt, the sugar, the rest of the milk, and then the stiff whipped egg whites. This dough can be used at once.

Eat the  Æbleskiver with floursugar and jam.

 You can see (and buy) the pan at this link , send by Anjeanette  in a comment here. In Denmark Æbleskiver is only Christmas food.

9 comments so far

  1. thedailyclick on

    Mmmmh, this would be the perfect breakfast right now! 🙂

  2. giiid on


  3. CheyAnne Sexton on

    it looks like your blog gets everyone in the mood for goodies ❦

  4. giiid on

    You are right. After Christmas I better post pictures of dietfood 🙂 What kind of symbol is this – your last “letter” ?

  5. masdhenk on

    I wait for the recipe 🙂

    looks like really a yummy ones with a cup of warm coffee

  6. giiid on

    masdhenk, as you are actually waiting for the recipe, I have to bring it now, so here it is. I would like to know if anyone are baking the Æbleskiver, and how they tasted.

  7. Ginger on

    Only if I could have this with my coffee right now, looks yummy.

  8. masdhenk on

    thz for the recipe
    I’ll try it and taste it with my hot coffee 🙂

  9. CheyAnne Sexton on

    the symbol on the end of my sentence is a little heart with a leaf. I found it on my character map on my new mac ❦ ❧
    they aren’t very big and I can’t figure out how to make them bigger. maybe zoom in on your screen.

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