Every have a morning when you desperately need a pancake but can’t stand the idea of using a frying pan? This Swedish oven pancake recipe is here to rescue you!
A Short History of Swedish Oven Pancakes
Perhaps owing to our utter lack of reading knowledge of Swedish, we can find almost no information about the history of this Swedish pancake recipe, other than that pancakes are so ingrained in Swedish cooking that the first recipe was published in 1510. A magical fact about these oven pancakes, also known as ugnspannkaka is that in Sweden they come in sweet/savory form, with a layer of bacon placed at the bottom of the pan and topped with lingonberries.
The Swedish pancakes are essentially a baked custard, and are very similar to the German pancakes known in America as a Dutch baby. The Swedish version is generally baked in a square or rectangular pan and cut into square slices, while the German version is generally baked in a round skillet.
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Breakfasting for a Crowd
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Useful Tools for Making this Swedish Oven Pancake Recipe
Swedish Oven Pancake Recipe (Ugnspannkaka)
- 9 x 13 inch pan
- 2 cups milk
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Put all ingredients except the butter in a blender and blend until a smooth batter forms.
- When the oven reaches 400 F, put butter in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan and place in oven. Leave pan and butter in oven until the butter melts.
- When the butter is melted, pour batter into the hot pan along with the melted butter.
- Bake 30-40 minutes. The pancake will puff up while baking, then fall when removed from the oven.
- Serve your puffed Swedish pancake with butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or if you’re feeling authentically Swedish, with bacon and lingonberry jam.
- These pancakes are best served immediately
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