We live in Minnesota and like any good half-Swedish half- Venezuelan family, we love our Swedish pancakes! For breakfast or for dinner!
Some nights, a traditional dinner just doesn’t happen. And tonight is one of those nights.
Today was spent in PJs, playing and reading in front of the fireplace, sucking down hot drinks.With all-day thunderstorms, grey skies and my lingering flu, the last thing I want to do is cook. Basically dinner needs to come together in about 5 minutes.
A day like today deserves a simple comforting dinner that everyone will enjoy. I mean it’s not every day the 3 of us are all cozied up at home in our PJs watching it pour outside.
So in honor of a PJ kind of day, it’s going to be a Swedish Pancake kind of night. A crazy easy meal that is fun, only 5 ingredients and loved by all!
I had my first Swedish pancake made by a true swede, my father in law (aka Farfar). And since I had my first one 4 years ago, I was hooked.
Farfar makes some mean Swedish pancakes. Always thin, always soft and always delicious. And with perfect swedish pancakes, he always offers up everyone’s favorite toppings which is awesome for someone like me who doesn’t have a favorite and loves to try’em all!
- Lingonberry jam and butter. A traditional Swedish topping. If you can’t find the jam at your grocery store, head to Ikea, they always carry it.
- Fruit and whipped cream
- Syrup and butter
- Cinnamon Sugar and butter *the hub’s favorite!
My father-in-law makes his Swedish pancakes the night before and uses a hearty amount of oil in his recipe. I modified mine to be a bit simpler, healthier and faster. A little butter instead of oil and no need to let the batter sit overnight.
Beautifully thin and soft pancakes made with 5 humble ingredients. A perfect way to end a grey cozy day.