Swedish Pancakes

These Swedish pancakes are very similar to French crepes, and are smaller than traditional pancakes.

This authentic Swedish pancakes recipe comes from my wife’s great-great grandmother, who lived in Smaland, Sweden.

Called “Plattar” in Sweden, this delicate, crepe-like cakes are sweeter and smaller than American pancakes, often served with lingonberry preserves instead of maple syrup.

Moist on the inside, crisp on the outside, they are topped with a tart-sweet dollop of lingonberry preserves. Lingonberries, a member of the cranberry family, grow in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia.

The batter makes roughly 40 pancakes.

These Swedish pancakes are incredibly easy to make. If you can’t find lingonberry jam, use raspberry jam instead.

Swedish Pancakes

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
Chef Jason Hill prepares an authentic Swedish pancakes recipe (Plattar) from Smaland, Sweden, in this episode of "Chef Tips."
Moist on the inside, crisp on the outside, they are topped with a tart-sweet dollop of lingonberry preserves. Lingonberries, a member of the cranberry family, grow in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Scandinavian
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 14 1/2 ounces sweetened wild lingonberries or substitute raspberry preserves

Instructions
 

  • Beat eggs with whisk in large mixing bowl. Beat in cream, flour, sugar and salt.
  • Whisk until smooth. Then blend in 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • Heat in a large skillet or a Swedish pancake pan or an electric fry pan. Over medium high heat, brush lightly with melted butter. Drop the batter on the pan by tablespoonfuls.
  • Swedish pancakes should be a little smaller than a coffee can lid.
  • Cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Then turn over and cook 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Keep the cooked pancakes in a warm heated oven at about 225 F in a partially covered dish while preparing remaining pancakes.
  • Serve a small amount of lingonberries on top of individual pancakes.
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