I'm 50% Swedish. My dad is 100%. My mom says she got in his family because she had blonde hair and blue eyes.
My grandma, Elfie, was a great cook. She passed some of her skills on to both my mom and my dad. One recipe my mom still makes is Swedish Pancakes.
Most Saturday mornings, mom would make our family pancakes. If you heard the word pancake in our house, it was in reference to Swedish pancakes. I don't think we ever ate a normal pancake in our home.
When Drew and I would go home to visit when we were newlyweds, she would make those pancakes. We looked forward to it. Sitting at the dining room table in our pajamas eating as many pancakes as our bellies would hold.
It took me a few years to try to make them. And then took me a few tries to get the hang of making them.
Now, we eat them monthly. I like serving them for dinner.
I was so disappointed when I discovered Sage didn't like them. We thought he was not our child. Maybe he had gotten mixed up with another baby at the hospital. He is Swedish. He should like them. They are in his blood. He was adamant that he didn't like them.
But, last night. Last night! He declared he likes them. He likes them! He ate one. Levi ate one. Kolby ate three. I ate three. Drew ate four.
When Sage said he likes them now, I raised my hands in triumph. Levi copied.
I finally captured Levi's funny face! I thought it was cute that he had a piece of Swedish pancake on his nose. I didn't expect him to think it was so funny!
Here's the family recipe:
4 eggs well beaten
1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter (about 6 tablespoons)
Beat in order given (use a hand mixer). Bake on a hot griddle. (We've always used a round cast iron griddle) Spoon a laddle full onto griddle. Tip and turn the griddle so the batter spreads out all over. Use a flat spatula to flip it over. When it is done, roll it up. Serve hot with syrup. It's not necessary to grease the griddle.
(For dinner last night, I tripled the recipe)
What's your favorite family recipe?