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The Swedish answer to crepes!

Tunn meaning flat, and pannkaka meaning (wait for it) pancakes, tunnpannkaka are thin, unleavened, breakfast treats that I've been eating since childhood and cooking nearly as long. They are tasty and simple, although there's a bit of skill to be gained in the pour. You will see what I mean.
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Step 1: Recipe

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The entire ingredient list is this:

4 eggs
2-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups flour
cooking oil

Beat the eggs, beat in the milk, beat in the flour. You should have a fairly thin batter, a bit thicker than whipping cream, without many lumps (but some lumps are OK).

That is all. Now the fun part!

Step 2: Pre-heat

Heat up your stovetop to a fairly high heat. On my electric I use 7 (of 10). Get out a big frying pan and let it heat up. Pour about a tablespoon of oil in and let that heat up. The oil should be hot enough to just barely start to smoke. A tiny drop of water should explode immediately, no skittering around sizzling. The oil should run about the pan at nearly the consistency of water. When these things are happening, you are ready to cook.

Note that the temperature required to cook tunnpannkaka is too hot for butter, you do need to use oil - corn, canola, safflower, etc (olive oil would work but the taste is wrong for this dish).

Step 3: Pour

Set your batter nearby and get a half cup measuring cup (a third cup also works, especially if your pan is small). I put it on a plate so it doesn't fall completely into the batter.

Scoop up a little less than a cupful. Holding the pan in your left hand, pour the batter quickly into the middle. Rotate the pan so the batter runs around and you get a circular pancake, more or less.

Step 4: Flip

Let the tunnpannkaka cook for about a minute and a quarter. You can tell it's ready to turn when the edges start to get brown. Slide a spatula or pancake turner around the edges to loosen it, then flip the whole thing over in one smooth motion.

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johnsonpaul2 months ago

like your work

very delicious

eaguilar9 made it!2 months ago

yomi yomi

I've just made it, and are delicious and simple

GrahamAbbey2 months ago

this is exceptionally pleasant

Draftmen8884 months ago

I likeTunnpannkaka very much!

Thanks for recipe.

Rejanblink4 months ago

Looks tasty.. thank you for the recipe.. cheers

Cringojames4 months ago

Had this for breakfast when i was in thailand.. awesome

Davementor4 months ago

best tunpanaka ever

StevenMccan4 months ago

this is awesaomeee

KanwarSingh5 months ago

impressive work :)$$$$$$$$$

HarryLaine5 months ago

beautiful work :)!!!!!

indiadumbells5 months ago

nice stuff

woww looks yummmmyy

Alexisanchez6 months ago

great recipee

great walkthrough

Clint Dempey6 months ago

nice stuff

These look absolutely delicious! My friend makes them often because her daughter is allergic to some pancake ingredients. She can make these without those ingredients.
Mumfi5 years ago
My recipe is as follows: 1 egg, 1dl milk 1dl flour. (one of each, easy to remember) Stir with a fork, the egg last. Add one dl extra of milk, stir with the fork. Done. One should stir the mix not batter. You don't want any air in it. And use butter! Put some in the pan between every other pannkaka and it usually is all right. The thing is to use a thick cast iron pan. If you use butter oil you may put some in the mix also.
rachel (author)  Mumfi5 years ago
 Exactly the recipe I almost started typing in myself in a comment. :-)

I'd put in a hefty chunk of butter (2tbsp / 1/4 cup or so) to lube up the pan and the butter - pouring the overflow butter into the batter, stirring it in swiftly. This way, the batter carries some of the lubrication in it.

And definitely cast iron.
Eric955 years ago
Haha, these are just normal swedish pancakes. We usually just call them "Pannkakor". Oh, and tunn means thin, not flat.
mackamitsu5 years ago
I know them as Finn pancakes. They are absolutely delicious with strawberry jam and bananas, or blueberry preserves. The all time best though is to eat them smothered in real Maple syrup. This is one of the foods that should be on everybody's must eat before you die list.
spicy_puppy5 years ago
I have learned (not hard) to flip them in the air. it´s really easy whith a teflon pan and butter. you should try it , it adds a new dimension to making the pannkakor.
scoochmaroo5 years ago
Haha. Kaka.
MizzMouse5 years ago
thank you for the recipe!! I busted out a batch of these and filled them with banana! so tasty!
Goodhart5 years ago
This sounds pretty good.

One note: you mention Olive oil, and although I don't think the taste of the oil would be a problem, olive oil will smoke excessively at the temperatures you are cooking at. It really is not a good frying oil.
hammerhead5 years ago
We Swedes call it tunnpannkaka, or just pannkaka. I don't know if it's typically Swedish but we also have a variant that's smaller and prepared in a special pan, a "plättlagg" where you can prepare 7 "plättar" at a time.
rachel (author)  hammerhead5 years ago
Oh, I have been spelling it wrong all these years! I am only a quarter Swedish and do not really have any contact with my Swedish great-relatives so I clearly don't really know. I'll go change now from "Tunpancaca" to "Tunnpannkaka".
BrianKT5 years ago
That looks really good! I going to try to make this tomorrow.