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.
2 Cup (32 tbs)
2 Tablespoon, melted
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.
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.