Finnish Oven Pancake (Pannukakku)

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.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla sugar until creamy. Stir in the grated lemon zest.
  3. Step 3

    In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir into the egg mixture. Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat oven to 450 F.
  5. Step 5

    When 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).
  6. Step 6

    Once 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.
  7. Step 7

    Pour pancake batter into the hot, buttered pan and return to the oven.
  8. Step 8

    Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden.