The Finnish pancake, the one big whole deep baking tray of it at once, brings back sweet childhood memories by just having the scent of it baking in the oven in my kitchen. In Finland, it is used as a dessert or an evening snack. The special tradition of serving pea-soup for lunch on Tuesdays and having a slice of pancake with strawberry jam as a dessert is in the memory of most of the Finnish school kids.
But not only as a dessert, this can be used as a breakfast as well. You can make the mix a night before and have it in the fridge overnight, and then just pour it into a pan and bake in the morning while getting ready for the day. The mix is a bit thicker in consistency than a waffle dough, and the results will melt in your mouth.
Traditionally the pancake slices are served with strawberry jam, but my personal favorite is very cinnamony applesauce on top of it. And on a special occasion, a spoon of whipped cream to accompany it.
I have cut the amount of sugar to half from the original, traditional recipe. I don't think it is necessary to put that much sugar into it if you serve it with sweet jam on top.
I hope you'll enjoy this childhood treat of ours.
Till next time
THE FINNISH PANCAKE