For the first time aebleskiver maker: There are pans made out of other materials, too, but they are more difficult to maintain a consistent temperature. Cast iron is best. In the Midwest, aebleskiver pans can be found in hardware stores. I double the recipe and use two aebleskiver pans to make more of them in a short time for a family of 6. I also have a silicone handle cover available to use over the cast iron pan handles as needed. I set my stove burner between 4 and 5 and give it plenty of time to get to an even heat. You don't want to add the oil (or solid Crisco, which is what I prefer to use; it's quicker & easier than pouring) until the pan is already hot. Be prepared to put your aebleskiver batter into the pan very shortly after that. I think that a gas stove works best, but I place a wire or steel unit 'platform' over the flame just to help stabilize the aebleskiver pan securely over the gas flame. I use a long metal skewer to turn the aebleskiver. To turn, you put the skewer right through the aebleskiver and flip it over. I would not use 1 T. of oil for each pan. For the first pan, maybe, but after that, maybe more like a teaspoon of the solid Crisco. Put the batter into the pan starting in the same hole each time, and ending with the middle because that one will cook a little faster than the ones around the outside of the pan. I dust each platter of them with powdered sugar. Serve with applesauce too. A Christmas morning tradition for our family.
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For the first time aebleskiver maker: There are pans made out of other materials, too, but...