3 eggs, separated
2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. buttermilk
Beat egg yolks until light and lemon colored.
Add sugar, salt, and buttermilk; mix well.
Sift flour, soda, and baking powder; add to egg mixture.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter.
Place a small amount of shortening in each cup of the æbleskiver pan and fill 2/3 full with batter.
Cook over medium heat until bubbly; turn carefully with fork and finish baking on other side.
Turn each æbleskiver several times during baking to ensure thorough baking.
If desired, a very thin slice of raw apple can be pressed into batter in each cup before turning.
Serve with butter and syrup, jam, brown sugar, or sprinkle with powdered sugar.