Æbleskiver, – “Slice of apples”. You might wonder where the apple is. It used to be inside, in the old days. Actually it was originally a slice of apple, with a little dough. Now days it is all dough, sometimes with a tiny bit of apple inside, – to add a little authenticity.
To make the æbleskiver, one need to have an æbleskive frying pan, like the one at the picture. The dough is filled in the round holes. When they begin to look brown on the outside, but still with fluent dough inside, one take a knitting needle and turn the half baked æbleskive around, so that the other half can be fried. A slice of apple can be put inside, before the the turning.
In the old days, the apple was a Christmas gift for people working on the farm. It could be dipped in a dough to add flavor and energy.