Pannukakku (Finnish Pancake)

Pannukakku, fresh out of the oven.
April 1, 2012

4 eggs
¼ c. honey (≈3 oz.)
¾ tsp. salt
2 ½ c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
4 tbsp. butter

Put a 10 ½” heavy frying pan into a 425° oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together eggs, honey, salt, milk and vanilla. Add flour. Beat until smooth (some flour lumps are ok). Add butter to pan in oven; when melted, pour batter into pan and bake 25 mins until browned.

Serve immediately. Delicious with peaches and drizzled honey (or maple syrup when peaches and honey are lacking).

I learned this recipe from Grandma Pam who got it from The Old Country Cookbook, a locally produced cookbook of Northern Minnesota recipes. Griffin loves it, doing a happy dance whenever he discovers that it is on the menu. In the family, we always refer to it as “Pannakukken,” but I’ve seen it written on line more often as “Pannukakku.” My Finnish is nonexistent, so I’m not sure what’s correct, though my understanding is that the word translates as “pancake.”

This post inaugurates a new category in our blog: recipes. We’ve been looking for a central, accessible place to keep favorite recipes. The blog kills a flock of birds with one stone: easy formatting, optional pictures, categorized, searchable, and it allows us to share with our friends and family. Yay!

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