Finnish Oven Pancake (Pannukakku)
Get a quick and simple recipe for pannukakku, the premier oven-baked pancake of Finland. It has a custardy center with crispy, golden edges.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1 ½cups milk
- ¼cup sugar, optional
- 1tablespoon vanilla sugar
- ⅛teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 ½cups all-purpose flour
- 1teaspoon salt
- 1teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓cup unsalted butter
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla sugar until creamy. Stir in the grated lemon zest.
Step 3In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir into the egg mixture. Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
Step 4Preheat oven to 450 F.
Step 5When pancake batter has rested, place butter in an oven-proof frying pan or pie plate. Place the pan in the oven and allow the butter to melt without browning (watch carefully).
Step 6Once your butter has melted, remove the pan from the oven. Use a pastry brush to coat the surface and side of the pan evenly with the melted butter.
Step 7Pour pancake batter into the hot, buttered pan and return to the oven.
Step 8Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden.