Just in time for Solstice and Christmastime and the Holiday Season, Maple and Myself found this beauty at the TS.
“A what?” you murmur in wonder at the (slightly beat-up) box that Maple pulled out from underneath an empty cardboard box in the re-use area of the TS. “An æbleskiver pan!” we say proudly.
Sometimes we find stuff that, while we don’t know exactly what it is, we know instinctively that it’s a) really cool, b) will make a great gift, c) some cool item that we couldn’t make up what it’s supposed to do but we will now use all the time and brag about at dinner parties or d) all of the above.
Usually when these sort of finds occur we head home we jump on ol wiki-don’t-cite-it-on-your-college-or-high-school-papers-pedia and see if we can get some clues. Wiki-DCIOYCOHSP-pedia did not disappoint us this time.
“Æbleskiver are cooked on the stove top by baking in a special pan with several hemispherical indentations. The pan exists in versions for gas and electrical stoves (the latter with a plain bottom). Pans are usually made of cast iron, allowing good heat conduction. Traditional models in hammered copper plate exist but are today used primarily for decoration.” – Wiki-DCIOYCOHSP-pedia
Our cool little Æbleskiver pan is for a gas stove (how convenient, that’s what we have!)
“In Denmark, æbleskiver are common before Christmas. In December, they are often served with Scandinavian mulled wine.” – Wiki-DCIOYCOHSP-pedia
Why, how convenient! We just found ours right before Solstice! The TS elves help again!
For the direct source on the Æbleskiver pan go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86bleskiver
Cheers and love,
Maple and Me