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  1. Thanks for the great post Chris! Well Done indeed!
    Not surprised that you had questions, the first couple tries are always the trickiest! Even seasoned æbleskiver makers sometimes botch the first batch, kind of like the first pancake made isn’t quite right.
    Anyway, good questions and suggestions! Definitely refer to the instructional video on http://www.auntelse.com. I know a lot of people have it running right on the counter top while they are cooking!

    Question 1: How hot is too hot?
    On our ceramic top electric stove, we have the burner set between 3 & 4. Gas stoves, try starting on a setting between low & medium. These settings could vary by stove so you may need to play with the heat a little.
    If the pan and/or oil is smoking, it’s too hot. Remove the pan from the heat for a few minutes to let it cool off.
    If the temperature is right, when you pour the batter into the oiled pan, the batter should start to bubble up around the edges (like a pancake bubbles up) so you can make your first “turn” within 20-30 seconds.
    If it’s taking much longer than 30 seconds to see bubbles, the pan may be a little too cool yet. If the pan is too cool, they æbleskiver won’t turn and you’ll be scraping out the well with a spoon.
    I always make a test æbleskiver first to ensure the pan temperature is the right temp!

    Question 2: When do I know the outside is set?
    Another great question! I may have inadvertently answered this in Question 1, but there are a couple signs to know when to make your first 1/4 turn. The best indicator is when you see bubbles start to form near the edges batter. The second indicator only appears if you haven’t over-filled the well. You’ll see the edge of the batter or “the wall’ of the æbleskiver as we say, will start too look a little dry.

    More cooking tips and the instructional video can be found at http://auntelse.com/cooking_tips.aspx

    We love hearing people’s æbleskiver making stories, both good and not-so-perfect. Feel free to email us with questions or “Share Your Skiver” stories with the world on our community page: http://auntelse.com/ShareYourSkivers.aspx

    Tak! Velbekomme! (Thanks! Have a good meal!)
    The Aunt Else’s Family

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