Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Pannekake - Norwegian Pancakes
Last night we went over to my Mother-in-law's house, and helped Brad's 13 year old brother make Norwegian pancakes, pannekake, for a class project. They had to pick a food from their family heritage, do a write-up about it, then prepare it and bring it to school for everyone to try.
Both Brad and I are Norwegian by heritage (at least partially), which is pretty cool considering that we're from completely different regions of the U.S. I haven't had much Norwegian food, and in fact I hadn't even heard of pannekake before, so I was excited to get to help out.
We used a recipe that Brad's great-grandmother used to make, just a few simple ingredients. They were really easy to cook, and even Brad's brother was able to take over after we showed him how to make a few. I told him that chicks dig guys who can cook. ; )
These were so delicious last night, so I got up early this morning and made a batch of them for the kids before school. I rolled mine up with strawberry jam, and they were sooooo yummy! I wish we had picked up some lingonberries last time we were at IKEA.
2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
Whisk eggs and milk together, then whisk in dry ingredients. The batter will be thinner than a pancake batter, and there will be a few lumps.
Heat a crepe pan over medium-low heat. Grease with cooking spray, then add a scant quarter cup of batter to the pan, swirling to spread it evenly across the bottom. Cook for about one minute, until the top is mostly dry. Flip over and cook about 30 seconds on the other side. Remove to a plate, and continue with remaining batter.
Serve these rolled up with lingonberries and cream, jam, or syrup.