Margot’s Famous Finnish Pancake-A Inn-Keepers Easy Delight & one that Inn guests LOVE!!


table setting with FP mvh & FP


Finnish Pancakes (Pannukakku)

(An easy overnight dish to create for a festive brunch)


  • 5 Jumbo Eggs
  • 1 C. Milk
  • ¼ C. Orange Juice
  • ½ C Sugar
  • 1 C Flour
  • ½ Tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ C. Sweet Butter (1 cube)
  • Powder Sugar (for dusting when baked)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Total cooking time 30 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

  • Place all ingredients the day before cooking, except the butter and powder sugar, in a blender
  • Process until well blended
  • Keep blender with mixture in refrigerator overnight so that the ingredients can meld well.
  • Next morning, preheat oven.  Take the blender out of refrigerator so that the batter will warm up a bit. Right before pouring the batter into the pyrex dish, process once again until blended.
  • Place butter in a 9 X 13 X 2 pyrex dish and place dish in 450 degree oven until butter sizzles, but is not brown(this will take about 10 minutes)
  • Pour re-processed batter into pyrex dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until puffed and brown.  The edges will be higher than the rest and will be brown most likely.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with powder sugar.
  • Serve immediately (It will fall quickly, but don’t fear, because it’ll still be delicious.)
  • Variations include putting some orange zest in batter; substituting orange juice with lemon juice and/or zest.
  • It’s sweet enough to eat without syrup; however, fresh fruit like strawberries, peaches, etc. are delicious placed on top.
  • It freezes well and can be reheated in a micro-wave.  It’s even good cold.
  • You can make the batter the same morning, but I really feel its best when left in the refrigerator over night.



About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID.

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