12.02.2013

{swedish pancakes}

One question that I get more than others (which I don't mind, really) is what my ethnicity is. I know I've told you all before, but basically my paternal grandmother is Cuban and Puerto Rican, my paternal grandfather is Filipino, and my maternal grandparents were Scandinavian, mainly Swedish. My maternal grandmother's parents came from Sweden (as far as I know), so I grew up with some Swedish culture in my house. I'm not the biggest fan of Swedish food (believe me, I've been there), but pancakes are something that I grew up with. They're like a French crepe, but so much easier. I make them all the time, which my husband most definitely doesn't mind!
Swedish Pancakes:
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
4 eggs
4 tablespoons butter

Mix flour, milk, and eggs with an electric mixer until smooth. Melt butter in skillet, and pour into batter, blending again until incorporated. Wipe excess butter from skillet, and pour in 1/4 cup of the batter, turning skillet quickly so the batter coats the bottom. Cook until the batter sets, about thirty seconds, and flip. Cook for another thirty seconds or so, and remove quickly from skillet before pancake turns brown.

We eat these with just about everything. I like using butter and sugar (regular or powdered) or syrup, and Robert loves eating them with Nutella and some type of fruit, usually strawberries or bananas.

They are perfect for a lazy Saturday morning at home. I can't wait to pass this recipe and tradition down to my own kids, just like my mom did for me!

2 comments:

Joelle Duff said...

mmmm these sound so good! it's nice that youre keeping the recipe and tradition alive! we're going over to my father-in-law's house this weekend to learn a persian recipe to cook! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Joelle Duff said...

Mmmm, these sound (and look) amazing!