Trinity Lutheran Church began serving their aebleskiver supper in the early 1940’s. Being a church with a Danish background that began in 1875, Trinity thought a supper featuring aebleskiver, a Danish delicacy, would be a very apt menu selection.
Aebelskiver are baked from a waffle-type batter in a special pan with seven round cups. The aebelskiver are baked on top of the stove and the baking batter is turned with an ice pick until it becomes round and is baked all the way through. At this supper, a meal consists of seven aebleskiver with sausage, syrup, jelly, brown and white sugar, applesauce, butter, cake, milk or coffee.
Over the years, our suppers have been held at many different venues in Blooming Prairie. Most recently, the Aebleskiver supper has been held at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.
Every year former members and friends come to help us and we sincerely thank them for helping us to continue our tradition. Most importantly, we thank our Lord who makes it possible for us to continue a tradition that was started so many years ago.
The congregation came to the conclusion that for multiple reasons we will not be doing an Aebleskiver event. In place of the event, we invite folks to make a special offering. In September, we will provide envelopes for this special offering.
8 cups flour
8 level tsp. of Rumford baking powder or if using Calumet baking powder, use 16 level tsp.
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
8 cups buttermilk
12 eggs, separated
½ cup oil
Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add buttermilk and beaten egg yolks. Mix together, and add oil. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Heat pan on top of stove and pour oil in each hole of pan. Pour batter into holes until almost full. Bake over low heat. As soon as dough bubbles around the edge, turn with an ice pick, knitting needle or fork. Continue baking, turning the ball to keep it from burning. The ice pick will come out clean from the center when done. Serve immediately while very hot, and top with choice of butter, syrup, jelly, white or brown sugar, or applesauce. Makes about 6 dozen.