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Aebelskiver Pans June 21, 2007

Posted by live2cook in Breakfast, General, What we call it....

I love the concept of food blogging. We learn new things, cultures and food habits every day. It gives us an opportunity to get and give suggestions. Nupur wrote about the cute Appey and the Appey mold in her blog. There are lots of discussions about the buying and using the pan. Here are my finds and Views.

I found the below Cast iron Aebelskiver pan in eBay . Though the maintenance of cast iron pan is bit difficult, they make a perfect Kuzhi appam or paniyaram or Appey or pancake balls. If the pans are well seasoned, we don’t need much oil in preparing appams. These pans are suitable for any stove tops.

cast iron appam pan

If the maintenance of cast iron pan seems difficult, the below “Hindalium” pan that I purchased in India is a suitable option. “Hindalium” is a kind of Cast aluminum . The Traditional Prestige Brand Pressure Cookers are made up of this alloy. We can use this in all kind of stove tops. Maintenance is very easy and it has a non sticky nature though it doesn’t have a non stick coating.

hindalium appam pan

The Non stick pans that we get in India are Double or Triple coated “Hard anodized” Products. Though I stopped using non stick products now, I have used these type of non stick pans and griddles in both gas and electric stove tops earlier. If we give proper care, the non stick coating remains good for long time. We have to let the pan cool completely before washing. Sinking or Pouring cold water on the hot pan affects the coating. Hand washing the pans also helps in maintaining the coating for long time.

Apart from the names that we know like Aebelskiver, Danish cakes, Gems, Pancake balls, Pancake Pops, Appam, Appey, Paniyaram, etc., the similar type of pan is used to serve Escargot in French cuisine!!

There is a Japanese dumpling recipe called Takoyaki which is prepared in pans similar to Aebelskiver pans.

Some other names that relates to our paniyaram are Poffertjes, Merfeilles, Krapfchen in various cuisines.


1. Nupur - June 21, 2007

Thanks so much for this prompt and informative post! I was thinking the very same thing…food blogging teaches you so much 🙂 I’m going to update that post soon, and will link to your post here.

2. Coffee - June 21, 2007

Thats a very informative post!!!! Loved the first pan with cute heart shaped moulds there. 🙂

3. Asha - June 21, 2007

I have a non-stick Appa mould I bought it on-line for Atlanta.
I have round ones.The first one looks great too,can imagine the cute shapes:)

4. TheCooker - June 21, 2007

Fantastic post. Thanks for the detailed writeup.
Blogging teaches us something new single everyday. 🙂

5. Suganya - June 21, 2007

Such a cute appa kadai.

6. bhags - June 21, 2007

very informative, thanks.
I think cuisines relate to each other in one way or the other and so it is highly possible that they might be employing similar kind of culinary instruments

7. gowri - September 17, 2008

What a cute heart shape mould pan. I think kids like that heart shape paniyaram.

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