Pannkaka - A Swedish Delight

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This is a DELICIOUS family recipe that goes back generations. My mother taught me to make this when I was young, she always said "It is as easy as 1,2,3!!!" 1 egg, 2 flour, 3 water.  That is the secret to remembering how to make a Pannkaka (similar to a crepe). Whether it's breakfast or dinner, this tasty comfort food is a treat!!  And oh, you don't have to be Swedish to enjoy this!
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Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies

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For this instructable you will need the following items:


1 Egg
2 Tablespoons of flour
3 Tablespoons of water
Jelly or jam

A pan
A wisk
A spatula
A butter knife
Measuring spoons
Mixing bowl (small is fine)

Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients

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First, crack the egg into the bowl. Then add 2 TBPS of flour followed by 3 TBSP of water. Mix until everything is nicely blended together. This yields a more rugged batter. For those who would like a lump-free batter do the following: Beat the egg alone, then work in the flour beating it as you go. Then work in the water and mix nicely. This will make it a much finer, liquid consistency. There is no right or wrong here, just mix as you'd like. 

Step 3: Cooking

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To prepare the pan, melt a dab of butter on medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, sprinkle some water in the pan and listen for the 'zzzzz' sizzling sound.  This indicates the pan is hot enough to proceed.

Next, pour the egg batter into the pan. Wiggle it around a little trying to make it a circle. It is okay if it is not a perfect circle.

After a little bit of cooking the edges of pannkaka will start to curl. As soon as you notice the edges start to curl flip the pannkaka over. Let this side cook until golden-brown. Use your spatula to lift the pannkaka up and peak under to tell if it is golden-brown. Feel free to cook it to your own liking.
Yummy! Can you suggest some other nice fillings besides jelly?
crunchy peanut butter + chocolate syrup + pannkaka = heaven :D
Teacup504 (author)  SonicLoverSeth3 months ago

I suppose cream cheese, fresh fruit, bacon even. Your imagination is the limit. Enjoy!

Ice cream, sugar, sugar and cinnamon, sugar and lemon, raspberries ..
Farid0072 months ago
how pannkakas can you make with the 123 thing??
aberry103 months ago
so basically it is like a crepe?
Teacup504 (author)  aberry103 months ago

Pretty much, yes.

Thanks for making the instructions so easy. I have ADD and don't currently have access to my meds. This is going in my belly immediately.

Teacup504 (author)  WallaceTheSane3 months ago

What a great comment! Enjoy.....

CaseyCase3 months ago

Thanks for the recipe--I cooked my first one this morning and it turned out pretty well.

Teacup504 (author)  CaseyCase3 months ago

That is great! I am so happy that it worked well for you. :)

chriswooten573 months ago

I will have to try this. Simple as making pancakes but different. I am sure it will taste yummy. In my area the amish have homemade jams every where. I always buy their jam because I never have time to make homemade jam myself with life so busy. Yummy thanks for sharing

Teacup504 (author)  chriswooten573 months ago

Hello, I am glad this interested you. It is delicious! I love homemade jams as well. Hope you find time to cook one soon. I find it a 'comfort food'. Eat in good health!

hubbe3 months ago
Just so you know: the first one in the pan is almost always a failure. For almost everybody. I call it tradition...;)
MorNuN3 months ago

Here in Argentina we know them as panqueque (pronounced pun-keh-keh)
But we usually fill them with dulce de leche.

kapten3 months ago
It's spelled Pannkaka!
Teacup504 (author)  kapten3 months ago

Thank you very much! I had a feeling something was wrong with spelling... I corrected the spelling. Thank you so much!

loidor3 months ago
just wanted to let you know the word is 'pannkaka', meaning 'pan cookie'. it's pronounced like "pun-kah-kah", with the first syllable being stressed.
General Zod3 months ago

That looks good.....really good.

Teacup504 (author)  General Zod3 months ago

Thank you!


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