Friday, June 18, 2010

Finnish Pancakes

Finnish Pancakes

Public holidays in the middle of the week - aren't they just the best? Almost better than weekends if you ask me. One of the few times that I get to sleep late and mooch around the house until 11 am in my pj's. Oh you do that too? Lovely, isn't it? I think if companies started allowing their employees to come to work in their pj's they might get some surprisingly good results. Or alternatively great fodder for the annual company newsletter/bloopers roundup.

Of course days off are also the perfect opportunity to indulge in some breakfast treats. Unfortunately for me, while I am a big fan of the aforementioned breakfast treats, I am not such a big fan of actually preparing the breakfast treats. Which probably explains the corner store right behind our apartment block's huge profits on croissants and the like...

Finnish Pancakes

I poached this recipe from Omnomicon a while ago and have made it many times since. It's always been a hit, whether served to guests or inhaled in it's entirety by myself and TheHusband. Okay, fine, mostly by me, as TheHusband is quite happy to subsist on a 100% coffee diet until lunchtime. These pancakes are very low maintenance, so if you're like me, and not too keen on making a big production out of cooking in the mornings, this will become your new go-to recipe.

I serve mine sprinkled liberally with cinnamon and drenched in syrup, but you could also serve it with just a dusting of icing (confectioner's sugar) and it would be equally delicious.

(This post has been updated from the archives and comes with brand spanking new photos. One look at the original photo will make it clear why an update was necessary.)

Finnish Pancakes

Finnish Pancakes
Source: Omnomicon
Serves 6

3 tbsp butter, melted
4 eggs
2 c milk
1/2 c flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Put butter into an ovenproof dish and place in the oven for a few minutes to melt.
3. Meanwhile, beat eggs until foamy. Add milk, flour (mixed with some of the milk to form a paste), sugar and salt and mix well to form a smooth batter.
4. Carefully pour into dish on top of the melted butter (the butter will mingle a bit with the batter) and bake for 20 - 23 minutes or until puffy and golden on top.

Note - The pancakes puffs up spectacularly while in the oven, but quickly deflates after you take it out - this is normal and to be expected. It will have no impact on the taste of the finished product.
Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 191.4 Total Fat 10.8 g Saturated Fat 5.7 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g Cholesterol 163.4 mg Sodium 118.2 mg Potassium 57.8 mg Total Carbohydrate 16.1 g Dietary Fiber 0.5 g Sugars 4.1 g Protein 7.5 g


Adele @ WillworkforBiltong on June 18, 2010 8:06 am said...

GREAT new photos! This looks delicious plus easy, my favourite combination. Thanks for the update.

Hila on June 18, 2010 8:31 am said...

oo looks yummy. I do something similar but savoury with cheese and sweetcorn (sometimes I add pasta too if its for lunch or dinner)

Marisa on June 18, 2010 8:39 am said...

Adele - Thank you! It really is super easy with spectacular results.

LadyRaven - Your savoury version sounds tasty too!

Jessica on June 18, 2010 9:04 am said...

New camera or just more photo taking experience? Looks like a tasty breakfast treat!

Marisa on June 18, 2010 9:56 am said...

Jessica - I'm using the exact same camera, would you believe! Correct lighting and a bit of practise (and reading the manual) makes a HUGE difference.

nina on June 18, 2010 12:26 pm said...

Love it....reading the manual!! Beautiful results, see!!

Marisa on June 18, 2010 12:42 pm said...

Nina - As they say: when all else fails... ;-)

polkadotcupcake on June 18, 2010 12:48 pm said...

Ah Marisa, you did it again. Last time it was that bredie that had me dreaming for days, and now this! how am I meant to concentrate at work, when I'm thinking about flipping (or not, as the case may be) pancakes?!
A stunner, especially for lazy morning people. Nice one!

Valerie Gamine on June 18, 2010 6:18 pm said...

Lovely presentation! It makes me want to eat breakfast for lunch. And I agree, pj's should be allowed at least once a week in the work place. ;)

Joanne on June 19, 2010 1:07 pm said...

I love these new photos, and the recipe itself! What a way to dress up pancakes.

I'm with you on the PJ's. Instead of Casual Fridays, companies should have PJ Fridays.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, just posted something on working in pajamas until 11.30am! Love your pics and the fresh feel of your blog, Marisa x

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