She drove me crazy with that pronunciation of æbleskiver. It's not ebbel, it's eh ble. And, æbleskiver is the plural of æbleskive.
So I checked my Danish cooking site and found 22 recipes for æbleskiver. Yes, Chief, it's just basically pancake batter. Some had yeast, some had baking soda and buttermilk, one had no leavening, some had baking powder, and one had half a dl of beer and baking powder.
All the ones I looked at used powdered sugar to sprinkle on the finished product.
It would also be traditional to grease the pan with lard.
Here's a Danish how to video. (less that three minutes) It doesn't really matter that you won't understand the words, she shows you. I like the use of a toothpick, instead of a skewer, because it leaves a smaller hole.
TV: Sådan laver du perfekte, runde æbleskiver | Samvirke.dk