Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Norwegian Pancakes

I am on a pancake kick this week. It could be that the cold spell we've been having in San Diego is making my body crave more carbs...and as you know, one of my favorite carbs is pancakes. This recipe is from the PBS show New Scandinavian Cooking. Basically, this pancake is a crepe, but boy is it good. You can top it with sugar and melted butter, or fresh berries and whipped cream. You can even stuff them with cheese and ham. Yummy!

INGREDIENTS (2-4 servings)

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted, plus butter for cooking
  1. Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, milk, and sugar, whisk until you have a light batter; make sure there are no lumps. Stir in 3 Tbsp. melted butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons butter over medium heat in a cast-iron or crepe pan or 10" non-stick skillet. Add 1/3 cup of the batter and immediately tilt the skillet so that the batter spreads out evenly.
  3. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, until the batter has set on top, then flip, using a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Repeat, stacking the cooked pancakes, until you have used all the batter.
  4. Serve the pancakes warm with berries and sugar, or cheese and ham.

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