At one of the Christmas function I went to, a friend of a friend turned up with some Danish Christmas treats. These were really yummy so I begged the recipe from her! Just don’t ask me to pronounce the name in Danish – she had to write it out for me!

Note it needs a special cast iron pan (like a frying pan but with circles in it like a patty cake tray) – I haven’t figured out what alternatives would work yet.


510 gram plain flour

1 Tablespoon of white sugar

0.5 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of baking powder

4 eggs

2 cups of buttermilk


icing sugar

Combine the dry ingredients then add the eggs and buttermilk.

Heat the pan then add a little oil into each circle. Put enough dough in each hole to  fill it about 3 quarters of the way to the top.

Once it starts to bubble around the edges, turn them over with a fork or something think like a knitting needle (apparently the traditional tool!).

Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve – if you can bear to give any away! They’re nice with jam, too.

** I was told you can put in slices of apple or apple sauce  or blobs of jam when turning them during cooking. So many variations to try! Once I find a pan anyway.