Danish Pancake Balls Recipe

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Dust with powdered sugar after cooking.
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“Breakfast with Beatrice” by Beatrice Ojakangas, is filled with heart-warming breakfast recipes.
20 Pancakes SERVINGS


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Applesauce (optional)
  • Powdered sugar


  • Heat the milk to lukewarm. Whisk in the butter, egg yolks, and sugar.
  • Turn into a bowl and add the flour and baking powder, whisking until well blended and no lumps remain.
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture. Heat aebelskiver pan over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles when dripped into the pan.
  • Put about 1/2 teaspoon butter into each indentation. Spread it around.
  • Spoon in 1 tablespoon of the batter and let it cook about 30 seconds. If using applesauce, drop 1 teaspoon applesauce in the center and top with more aebelskiver batter to cover the applesauce.
  • When the bottoms are browned, turn the cakes over and cook on that side until browned. Remove from pan and place on serving plate.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.More from Breakfast with Beatrice:Ham and Cheese Pie Recipe
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    Reprinted with Permission
    Breakfast with Beatrice from and Published by University of Minnesota Press.