Cooking with Kids – Swedish Pancakes

My favourite kind of treat: simple to make (simple enough for kids to make – bar the cooking bit) and versatile enough to be the favourite for everyone’s taste.

We tend to go for Swedish pancakes, rather than English or the french Crepe because they have slightly more egg in them and slightly more tasty (I think).


  • 2½ dl plain flour (132g/4,5oz)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 dl milk (2,5 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp butter

This is how:

1, Mix half the flour with the salt and the milk. Stir until smooth.

2, Mix in remaining flour and eggs.

3, Melt butter in pan. Pour in mixture.  Mix well.

4, Let stand for at least half hour (if you have time).

5, Heat pan throughout.

6, Pour just enough of batter to cover bottom of pan. Make sure you don’t turn the pancake until the top is all set, otherwise pancake will break.

Serving suggestions: anything you fancy…. jam, cream, strawberries, banana, nuts, avocado, cheese, ham, Nutella, Apples, cinnamon, ice-cream etc etc. Use your imagination.

Also try this:

– Add a dash of food colouring to the batter to make it even more fun and colourful.

– Make a pancake cake by stacking pancakes and layer with cream and berries.

– Try adding a couple of tbsps of cold water to batter to make edges slightly crispier.

– Add 1 tbsp of table spoon of baking powder to make slightly thicker and fluffier texture (ie. American style pancake).

– Add berries or fruit in batter if you prefer to have cooked fruits/berries.

– For a more meaty version, try frying some bacon before adding batter.

– Add honey in the batter for nice toffee-like taste.


Pancakes with blueberries and cream.

Rainbow coloured American pancakes with butter and maple syrup.

Pancakes with wilted spinach, mushrooms, feta cheese and pine nuts.

Pancakes with apples, cinnamon and vanilla sugar.

Pancake cake with cream, jam and berries.

What is your favourite pancake filling ?


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