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Finnish Pancakes

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If you've ever been to Thunder Bay, then you've probably eaten at the Hoito... We went to university in Thunder Bay, and this place was a weekend breakfast favourite. The pancakes are Finnish; thin, crisp around the edges and not at all cake'y' like the puffy buttermilk pancakes my mom made. The Hoito doesn't give up the recipe, so we've played around until landing on what we think is pretty close. In deference to their hybrid nature and the fact that we're in Canada, we enjoy these with Maple Syrup - but fruit and powdered sugar are great as well and probably more traditional to the Finnish recipe.
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg 2 Medium
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1) In a bowl, combine and whisk all the ingredients together.
2) Allow the batter to rest for atleat 30 minutes.
3) Place a non-stick pan on a medium-high heat.
4) Pour enough batter to thinly coat bottom of the pan, swirl to coat.
5) Fry until the batter is set and bottom is golden brown.
6) Flip over and cook the other side until golden.

7) Serve the pancakes with a topping of maple syrup or jam or powdered sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
For all of you, who love to start their day with pancakes, here is a nice variation. The Finnish pancakes are soft, thin and fluffy and with a spread of maple sauce they are just heavenly. Try your hand on this recipe after watching the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 599 Calories from Fat 218

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g37.7%

Saturated Fat 13.4 g66.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241 mg80.3%

Sodium 155.1 mg6.5%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g25.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 27.7 g

Protein 19 g38.8%

Vitamin A 16.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 29.2% Iron 21%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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