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Catholic Recipe: Finnish Pancakes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Finland

This recipe is from Finland where pancakes are the proper traditional supper for the eve of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, June 24. A bonfire on "St. John's Eve" is a another tradition in many countries. This batter can be mixed ahead and carried in Mason jar. As the flames are just glowing embers, use a long-handled griddle to make your sweet pancakes. Served with fresh, ripe red raspberries, these Finnish Pancakes are sure to make your bonfire a success.

DIRECTIONS

Beat salt and sugar with eggs. Add milk and flour alternately. Stir in butter. Fry on hot griddle. Serve with ripe red raspberries or berries of your choice.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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