You have just purchased a beautiful new aebleskiver pan and gotten it
home. You are standing there with that heavy thing in your hands. Now
what are you going to do with it?
thing you should do is give it a good
in hot soapy water. While being shipped, it is coated with a wax
coating, which protects it from getting rusted, if it is a cast iron
pan. Other pans might have some other sort of protected coating while
shipping, so it is wise to clean it really good. You can separate them
into different classifications; Cast Iron and Non Stick Aluminum.
Number 1, 2, 5, 6
9 are all made of cast iron. They should
be treated the same. Wash them good and when you have dried them, it is
time to cure them. The number 9 pan is partly cured, but still need some
more. Make sure to dry them right away, or they will rust. The best way
is to dry them in the oven for a few minutes heat. Then it should be
cured right away.
number 3 pan is very unique and
different. It is our newest and most popular pan. We had it made after
our own specifications. We used our many years of experience and
designed it for ease of use and longevity, as well as good look. (The
pans not me)! It is made from cast aluminum and is covered with a new
and very unique non-stick coating. It has a perfect flat bottom and is
ideal for using on a flat top electric stove. They are equally great for
use on the electric coil as well as a gas stove. You do not need to cure
these pans. Before using them the first time, just make sure to clean
it very good. Then place it on the burner and go about cooking as you
would any other pan. Add a little cooking oil to each hole and pour in
the batter and bake. After use you can wash it and then just put it away
for next time.
pan is not made for the magnetic induction stoves, They need to
be made of cast iron.
The other pans
are number 7 and number 10 They are
made of aluminum and have a non-stick surface on the pans. You do not
need to cure these, but it is wise to pre-heat them also and coat them
with oil like the cast iron ones. Make very sure not to over heat them,
or you will ruin the non-stick surface. Then they are ready to use. You
can wash these pans after each use and store them without risking
rusting the pans.
When you use these pans make sure to control the heat, since the pans
are very thin and the heat transfers fast. It is easy to either burn
your products or have them come out undercooked.
number 8 pan is also made of cast iron, but has a titanium
surface. This pan is made for the flat top electric stoves, but
magnetic induction stoves.
They can be used on both gas and electric. It is the most versatile pan
you can get. They work just like the others, but is a new and more
sophisticated type of product. They should also be lightly cured, but
are easier to work with. The surface is a little rough when you get
them, but when you use them once, they should be smooth. You can wash
this one and it should not rust, since it has the titanium coating on
it. This pan you will only find on our website. It is getting very
popular lately, after we introduced it to the American market.
number 9 pan is a pre-seasoned cast iron pan made for the gas
stoves. It can be used on the spiral electric stoves also, but should
not be used on the flat top electric stoves. For these stoves we have
two pans number 3 and
number 8. It is pre-seasoned, but
still need more seasoning before use, use care when cleaning. You should
not wash it in a dishwasher, but only use warm water and a stiff brush.
Make sure to coat them with cooking oil after cleaning. These pans have
the largest holes of any of the pans.
your cast iron pan,
the best way is to do it on top of the stove. When you are ready to cure
your pan, place it on top of the stove and add heat. Place a little
cooking oil in one of the cavities. Take a paper towel and smear the oil
all over the pan making sure all surfaces are covered. Turn the heat up
enough that the oil start to slightly smoke. Then turn off the heat and
let it sit and cool. Take another paper towel and clean off any oil
left. Turn the heat on again and let the pan sit for a little while. Now
you should be ready to bake. If the first batch still sticks a little
be patient. The next batch should be fine.
The number 11 pan
is made for use as a plug-in pan. It is also made from aluminum with a
non-stick surface. You have to use extreme care in cleaning this pan. Do
not submerge in to water or any other liquid. It is designed to be
placed on the table or counter and each one make their own aebleskiver.
A great conversation piece!
Number 12 is our
new commercial pan. It is made of stainless steel and the pan above is
cast iron with a non-stick surface. It comes in both gas and electric
heated models. Contact us for
more information on this one.
If you want to look more in to more cast iron curing and handling you
can do it here:
Also when the
time comes and you need to clean off some of the burned on carbon, the
easiest way is to use the product called
carbonkleen. Whether you
are just cleaning your own pan in your kitchen or cleaning a pile of
pans in one of the busiess or San Francisco, this product will make life a
lot easier. Also, this product is not just for aebleskiver pans! It is
equally good on any other kitchen utensil, as well as cleaning the stove
for caked on food scraps. You will have a sparkling clean kitchen. Go
and take a look at it and you will be surprised. Click here: Carbonkleen.
While you are
getting the pan ready for use,
prepare the batter
for cooking. Follow the instructions on mixing the batter. The easiest
is to use the
"Arne's Aebleskiver Mix"
and follow instructions on the bag. Let the batter sit for about 15
minutes and let it rise. Whip it up again and adjust the thickness by
either adding a little more milk or mix. Then it is time to bake.
Before baking add a little oil in each hole approximately 1/2 teaspoon
in each hole. When the oil in the pan is just starting to get hot, test
it with a little bit of batter on the tip of the knitting needle. If it
bubbles, it is ready to bake. Fill the holes up to just about level and
let it sit a little while.
Make sure you
have the heat under the pan at about low to medium setting. If it is not
enough, you can always turn the heat up a little. Just make sure not to
pour the batter in the holes before the oil is getting hot enough to
Using the knitting needle, turn the batter about 1/3 way and let it bake
a little again. Turn it from the side again 1/3 way and let it cook a
little again. The last turn you finish forming the ball by lifting the
cooked shell to create room for the batter to expand and let it cook a
Watch the video
to learn how to do it.
For the non-stick pans use care not to scratch the surface of the pan
with the knitting needle or you might damage the coating. You may wish
to use a wooden skewer to avoid scratches.
When it is about done, turn it all the way over again too cook the other
side. Make sure the heat is low to medium or they will turn dark before
cooking the inside. The
easiest way to do it right is to
watch the video.
Now come the best part and that is serving them. You and your company
will enjoy the delicious odor they leave in the kitchen. I recommend
sprinkling them with powdered sugar and topping with
Before inviting your first family or friends over for a treat, I suggest
making a batch first, since it can be rather messy when you are not used
to making them yet. Then it is time to have fun and watch and hear them
awe over your culinary creations.
After you are finished baking, I recommend using a paper towel to wipe
the pans dry. Do not wash the cast iron pans, since they will rust. The
others should wipe clean and dry also and only when used for a long
time, you might need to do a more thorough cleaning.
If your aebleskiver pans or other pots and pans start getting a buildup
of carbon we have a brand new product that work amazingly well to remove
the buildup without any hard work.
Check it out by clicking here.
What you do is coat the area with the gel on the carbon build-up and let
it sit for 15-30 minutes, then you can rinse it off in cold water. It is
that easy. Go to the website and read about the product.
have recently made a video on how to make aebleskiver. You can watch it
How to make
Click the above link to watch how to
make your aebleskiver. It takes a little while to load, so be
get to bake you should use approximately one half teaspoon of
oil in each hole for each time. I forgot to include it in the
Now go and have fun!!
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tell me how you are doing.