This is still a favorite recipe from my childhood and now my kids can’t get enough of them. The recipe came from my Swedish grandmother but unfortunately I can no longer ask her the true source. The pancakes I have tried in Sweden are not quite the same since this version seems to have a higher egg ratio to the flour and milk. I have yet to see anyone here in Sweden eat pancakes like these, and certainly not for breakfast like we did growing up. But that is an interesting part of food culture when it becomes adapted to another country and transforms a bit. Swedish pancakes…..they’re not just for dessert anymore. They are great on their own with melted butter and powdered sugar, or they are even better with berries.
My sister-in-law Christina has an impressive patch of wild raspberries growing next to her house and they have been producing like crazy this summer. They are small, intensely flavored berries that easily outshine domesticated varieties. One small wild raspberry packs the flavor of at least five you could buy in the store. The smaller they are, the more flavorful they seem to be. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have access to wild raspberries, fresh strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries would be a great option.
1 1/4 cups (300g) milk
3/4 cups (155g) flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Put the milk, eggs, flour, sugar, and salt into a blender and blend on low to medium speed until well mixed. Scrape down the sides if necessary and blend briefly again to eliminate any lumps. Cook the pancakes over medium high heat in a non-stick skillet. If you find the pancakes are sticking you can lightly butter the surface of the skillet. The pancakes are ready to turn when the surface begins to take on a matte look. Once you flip them they will be ready to remove from the pan quickly. They will stay quite warm if you layer them on top of each other in a serving dish or keep them in a barely warm oven. Serve with melted butter lightly poured over them, a sprinkling of powdered sugar, and fresh berries if you have them.