Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pan
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54 of 55 found the following review helpful:
Kids love it, a bit tricky to use. Dec 11, 2012
By William S Cooper
One of my children insists that any pancakes be made using this pan! They are generally cute, and fun to eat. Overall this is a pretty good product.
As others have alluded, there are a couple things that require practice.
1) Amount of batter - too much, and it "muffin tops" out, and glues all of the neighboring pancakes together. Too little and you get these odd not-quite-circles. Amount will vary with the quantity of leavening in your pancakes, so it's not a simple measure of "use X."
2) Flipping the darn things. You have to try to get an implement in under the edge to pick it up without gouging, breaking, etc. while also not scratching the non-stick surface. Several of the above suggestions work - it's just a pain. Some sort of included implement would be a big plus.
Notes: A little cooking spray helps release the pancakes more easily, even though it is already nonstick. Also, I usually am simultaneously cooking regular pancakes, so rather than try to flip them back into this pan, I cook the other side on a griddle - much neater.
35 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Make Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes and More Dec 15, 2009
By M. Hill
Lighter than a cast iron pan but with substantial weight to conduct heat evenly, this Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Pancake pan makes quite attractive small pancakes. The round indentations have a 3 1/4 inch diameter and are 1/4 inch deep. Regular pancake batter works fine and turning them is easy even if they puff up quite high, just don't overload each compartment - about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon of batter is plenty.
There is only one recipe included with the pan - Buttermilk Pancakes - so if specialty pancakes are desired, recipes will need to be obtained elsewhere (many are available on-line.) I've used the pan for blueberry, sweet potato and sour dough pancakes with great success. And, as with all non-stick pans, do not use metal utensils or harsh scouring pads on the surface - and be sure to keep the heat medium-low, never on high. And, although the pan is non-stick, brush with oil before each use.
I received this pan as a gift and wondered if it would be relegated to the back of the cabinet, taken out once a year, but I've actually been using it at least once a week to prepare both pancakes and eggs. The compartment is exactly the right size to make a perfect round circle of scrambled eggs for an English muffin breakfast sandwich.
The pan also works well for mini-crepes. Tiny desserts are a favorite because the indulgence is small. I used hazelnut spread as the filling and added a small scoup of vanilla bean ice cream to the plate (whipped cream would work well, too) and drizzled a little chocolate sauce over the top and it was a tiny confection that no one at dinner could refuse. Seconds? Why not!
As with all Nordic Ware merchandise, it is made in the USA. It is a high quality pan and with proper care, should last a lifetime.
30 of 34 found the following review helpful:
great product Oct 16, 2012
Update: Costco has this one for $19 right now...don't know how long it'll have. So Hurry!!
It's very easy to use. Trick to flip the pancake: get one of those cute tiny mini spatula that is about the size of each pancake or even smaller so that it won't touch the adjacent one while flipping. Use it to lift the pancake slightly, then with help of a butter knife or spreader or little fork, flip it over...easy without problem. But the pattern shows well only one side of the pancakes, unless you use a batter that doesn't bubble too easily, then you sometimes could have a slight pattern on the other side after flipped.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Great for making plättar Feb 10, 2007
Non-stick surface, light-weight and most importantly, makes great plättar. Plättar is a Swedish type of blini, like a smaller version of Swedish pancakes.
29 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Special breakfasts! Mar 08, 2010
By Kathy Palla
I was a bit hesitant to buy after reading a couple of the reviews but was willing to take a chance. I really don't see why there was any negative comments about it. As long as you spray your pan first, there is no issue with sticking. You will have issues if you try to turn them before they are cooked on one side but that's true regardless of your pan. I even used a waffle recipe on this rather than a pancake recipe and it was just fine.
I can't wait to surprise my granddaughters at breakfast time! It takes so little to make them happy yet the memories last for years. I only get to see them once a year since they live far away, but throughout the year they talk about the special breakfasts Oma fixes for them. I always have something unique at breakfasts & they've come to expect it as tradition. In time, I'd like to get some of the other pans just for the variety...And the thing is my husband & I are kids at heart so we'll use them even when the little ones aren't here.
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