Monday, July 19, 2010

Icelandic Pancakes

These pancakes aren't your average pancakes! They are slightly more crepe like, and have a wonderful flavour. (Not that basic pancakes don't taste great ;) )
This is a family recipe passed down for who knows how long. I got it from my Mom who got it from my Grandma (her Mother in law) who likely got it from her mother in law in turn. I grew up with these pancakes as a special treat every so often, and I plan on making it so with my kids!

Icelandic Pancakes

1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
1 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon

Warm your milk and cream just a bit (I added this step- I find warm milk makes the pancakes a little heavier-weird I know, but eh what can you do, don't fight what works :D ) Add room temperature eggs and whisk together. Sift the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add them to the liquid while whisking vigorously. This ensures less lumps.
Heat your pan. Once you pan is hot melt a little bit of butter and pour about 1/4 cup of the batter on it. Spread thinly and turn once bubbled. Repeat until you are out of batter.
Serve with whipped cream and maple syrup and a side of bacon. Or jam. Or butter and brown sugar. Or... Or.. Or.. The possibilities are endless really.


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  1. Those look great! Just found your blog from craftster. I'm now following!

  2. Oh yay! another follower! These pancakes are great, it's like crepes and panckaes in the same bite, but with the effort of pancakes! i love em!

  3. This looks luscious and your description just makes my mouth water. I would love something just between crepes and pancakes, so tender. We are into breakfast and love it for dinner and this sounds great. Thanks for sharing a wonderful family recipe.

  4. You are welcome! Tender is the perfect word for these! I hope you try them out and make them a staple in you breakfast/ dinner rotation!