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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.
Ingredients
  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)
Directions

MAKING
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.

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Finnish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
2
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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1 Comment

Anonymous's picture
you should try adding a big spoonful of old bacon fat grease to the pan before putting the batter in the pan.....thats how they do it at the hoitto...trust me its been in my family for 15 years now, i had an aunt who worked there, and she explained that, that is the only difference from making it at home or getting it there.