Don't these look scrumpious? And all the possibilities of what you can put in them makes your head spin. (around and around and around...eek)
Aebleskiver are a delicacy, supposedly invented by some Dane back in history. They are like a waffle or a pancake formed like a tennis ball. The name makes people believe that there are slices of apples inside, which is correct-if you put apple slices inside!
Back in the good old days, when the Vikings were roaming up and down the coasts of Europe and the waters of the Atlantic, one band of these Vikings had been particularly hard hit in battle, so, when they got back on their ship with their horn helmets and shields all dented and banged up, they decided to have one of their favorite dishes to help them regain their strength ---- pancakes!!
In those days they did not have modern conveniences such as frying pans, so, they greased their shields and poured the pancake batter on them over the fire but, guess what!
And I love the pan that you cook them in. But reading about the pan I realized that they are tiny - donut hole size. Oh well I guess you just eat a lot of them. Although in the photos of the aebleskiver they look big (and delicious).