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The humble Finnish pancake

May 26, 2009
Finnish pancakes are thin and fried with butter/margarine in a hot frying pan. Try this recipe (makes about 16 large pancakes):
1 litre of milk
2 eggs
30 ml (2 tablespoons) of sugar
500 ml of flour
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly with a mixer or a wisp and a lot of elbow grease. Heat up a frying pan on high heat. Results are best when you spread butter/margarine over the whole base of the frying pan. Use a ladle to scoop pancake batter into the frying  pan. Note: Finnish pancakes are meant to be thin, so don’t put too much batter in at once. Flip the pancake over when the bottom has browned. Remove from the pan when both sides have been fried and repeat.
Nothing beats pancakes with strawberries and cream! If you’re not up for that, top them with a little sugar.
They’re great at any time of the year! Smile
3 Comments leave one →
  1. swifty permalink
    October 2, 2011 10:42 pm

    my favourite finnish pancakes are the traditional pannukakku that are baked in the oven. fat and fluffy and they are included with the pea soup lunch on thursdays! 🙂

  2. anonymous permalink
    February 19, 2012 4:55 pm

    Just to be clear on this, there’s lettu and there’s pannukakku.

    • February 22, 2012 10:44 am

      Yep point taken, but in English everyone refers to said pancake (lettu) as a pancake… or a crepe as well too, I guess. At least everyone I went to university with in Thunder Bay called these pancakes.

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