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It’s been a few weeks since we last posted about our first attempt at a Swedish dish…..”Saturday Morning Pancakes, Swedish Style”  or so I thought.  Since then we have received some valuable and much appreciated feedback on improvements to be made.

Hasse, thank you for the suggestion on replacing the oil with butter, a quick and easy fix, and to my liking as well. I much prefer butter over oil any day. It was also suggested to flip these bad boys in the air!? No big deal right?  Sure, we totally got this…..  Well maybe not totally, but we are willing to give it our best, and any failures will be to Pup’s benefit.  Not to mention, flipping pancakes sounds like good fun to me.

Linus, thank you as well for your detailed recipe and cooking instructions. I admit I was happy to hear that there was no need for the vanilla extract, as this was not easy to find here. We can certainly do without the sugar as well, we get enough of that from the candy store. I will admit I am quite pleased I get to keep the jam in the recipe.  Linus also suggested flipping in the air, given this has now been suggested by two Swedes, there is no way we can do it any other way.

While it is not Saturday, with this new found knowledge, thanks to Hasse and Linus, we set out to remake these tasty pancakes.  Perhaps start something new….Tuesday Morning, um I mean afternoon Pancakes, Swedish Style.

Let’s start with the revised ingredients. Notice there is no vanilla, no sugar, and no oil, as we have replaced that with butter, or shall I say, smör.

Now I would like to say that we nailed the flip first try, but that would be far from the truth.  Despite the failed attempted Lary and I got lots of laughs in our attempt to get the perfect flip.  The first flip was a total fail, but not a total loss. Pup’s was the benefactor of this failure.

Now…our next attempt….wait for it….this is a good one! Perfect if I do say so myself. Lary nailed it!

And finally the finished product.  Both Lary and I agree that these are much more tasty. We do not miss the sugar we included in the previous recipe, and the raspberry jam was just perfect.

Swedish Pancakes
Swedish Pancakes

And let’s not forget the “Flipin’ Failure”  we had to share this with Pup’s as she ever so patiently waited for her share of our Tuesday afternoon pancakes

As you can see we enjoyed the results, and decided this success deserved a little celebration.

A special thanks to Hasse and Linus for your suggestions, not only do we appreciate this type of feedback and interaction with our readers,  Lary and I had a great time this afternoon experimenting with pancake flipping!  We truly appreciate having interaction with our readers!

Please let us know what other traditional Swedish recipes you would like us to try.  We love the challenge of learning new recipes and enjoy sharing our experience and results along the way.


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10 Comments

  1. It’s a grade A performance! 😀

    If you want to try something a little different, find some high quality cloudberry jam (try the cheese store) for the pancakes. Serve with whipped cream.

    Cloudberries are considered a delicacy around here, however, I believe they’re an acquired taste. I certainly liked them more after a few tries.

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      Thank you! We certainly had a great time making them today!

      I am intrigued by this cloudberry jam. I have never heard of them before now, but typically like all types of berries, however I imagine these might be a bit different than any other berry I have tried before.

  2. These changes to the recipe was on my mind as well. Looks like you nailed it the second time around.

    For the ultimate, traditional swedish experience you serve this on thurdays, along with a side dish of Yellow pea soup with pork and mustard.

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      Thanks Carl, we certainly had more fun making them this time around.

      Any suggestions on a good recipe for the yellow pea soup? And is the pork prepared a certain way? I would love to give it a go.

      1. I have no recipe, but alternatively you could go with a can of Soldatens Ärtsoppa (just add water). You also need some mustard (for example Slotts Skånsk Senap), plain knäckebröd (Wasa Husman) and a mild cheese (hushållsost).

        Traditionally you begin with pea soup and knäckebröd sandwiches with cheese. Whether to put the butter on the bumpy side or the even side of the knäckebröd is intensely debated. This is served with a shot glass of arrack punch, simply called “punsch”. Add mustard to the soup according to taste. Pancakes with jam and whipped cream are for dessert.

        This is about as Swedish as it gets. It’s husmanskost – plain food.

        Please correct my English if needed.

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          This is perfect and plenty to get started. I will give it my best go, fully embracing the Swedish culture.

          Thank you Hasse! It is great fun to experiment with new foods and recipes.

          1. I usually do what Hasse says and just buy Soldatens Ärtsoppa. It tastes just like it should do.

  3. If you haven’t already, you have to try a Semla. You could make them, but i recommend finding a nice café for starters. It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/GSSKHk0r.jpg

    It’s a seasonal pastry during the first quarter of the year (or for the purist, February only). It’s a cardamom bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream.

    It ranks up there with cinnamon buns as far as traditional Swedish pastry goes. Rumor even has it that a king called Adolf Fredrik died of indigestion after eating around 14 of them after a large dinner. For most of us though, one is usually quite enough 🙂

    1. We’ve seen these a few times while getting our fika on, they sure do look delicious. Maybe Liz will try to make them some time 😀 or like you suggested for starters, find them at a cafe and go from there haha.

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