December 15

Ålands Pannkaka

Ålands Pannkaka
Type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cooking time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
This is my Mother's original recipe. She served it cold, but my Mormor served it warm...
  • 1 cup farina
  • 1 quart milk
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 12 cardamom seeds, peeled and crushed in mortar and pestle
  • 1 pinch Spanish saffron
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  1. Put farina and 1 quart of milk into a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes while stirring constantly until it thickens.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. (it can cool off for a bit now if you have something else to do)
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Add the 3 cups of milk and beaten eggs and mix.
  7. (electric mixer is OK)
  8. Add the sugar and cardamom and mix until smooth.
  9. There should not be any lumps.
  10. Pour batter into a well buttered and floured cast iron frying pan.
  11. Sprinkle / crumble the saffron threads over.
  12. Dot with lumps of butter.
  13. Carefully place in the middle of the preheated oven.
  14. Bake at 350°F for about an hour until nicely browned on top.
  15. Let it cool.
  16. Then loosen around the edges and slide a soft pliable spatula under the bottom to loosen it from the pan.
  17. Invert the frying pan onto a large plate that you have placed over it.
  18. Remove frying pan.
  19. Now place another plate where the frying pan had been.
  20. Flip again.
  21. Remove the plate which is now on top so that the pankaka is right side up.
  22. Serve with whipped cream and lingonberry jam. (lingonsylt)
Some people prefer it slightly warm (Mormor liked it that way) I usually serve it chilled. If there are leftovers, keep in the refrigerator.


Category: Recipes | LEAVE A COMMENT