Danish pancakes are very similar to crepes. However, traditional Danish pancakes are served as a dessert. Also, it appears that the Danish pancakes are bigger in size than the crepes and possibly a little sweeter too.
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- European butter for frying
- grated lemon peel
- optional filling for the pancakes such as sugar, fruit or nutella
- a whisk or a fork
- small bowl
- a large non-stick frying pan
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- Add all ingredients (except butter) into the bowl. Mix well until all clumps are gone.
- Let the batter sit in a large measuring cup for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Now you are ready to start frying pancakes! Add a bit of butter to a non-stick skillet and heat until medium warm.
- Tilt the pan approx 90 degrees and pour batter from the top. The batter will, run down and fill the pan from rim to rim. You can also pour the batter in the middle of the pan and quickly make circling motions to distribute the batter all over the pan. The goal is to have as thin a batter layer as possible.
- Cook until the pancake is a bit stiff. Before you flip the pancake be sure the pancake is firm on the edges.
- When ready flip over the pancake. You will see it is nice and golden brown. Cook the other side for another 1 minute. The pancake should be light brown on both sides.
- When ready, remove the Danish pancake from the frying pan.
- Repeat the steps until you have used up all of the batter.
|The smell of danske pandekager on the pan is sure to attract everyone in the neighborhood.|
Danske pandekager can be eaten in many ways. The traditional way is to eat Danish pancakes is to drizzle sugar or marmelade in the center of the pancake. Then roll up the pancake into a roll. My favorite way, albeit the messiest way is with vanilla ice cream and home made fruit sauce. Please see our blog and YouTube video (below) on how to make home made fruit sauce too!
- fresh fruit – cut up strawberry’s, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, etc
- jam or jelly
- whipped cream
What’s Your Favorite Filling?