Aebelskiver Pans June 21, 2007Posted by live2cook in Breakfast, General, What we call it....
Tags: Paniyaram Aebelskiver pans
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.
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.
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.