Holidays, Meals

Finnish Pancake

It’s been crazy busy (in a good way) around here, what with all the food to prepare for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, but I wanted to pop in to share a delightful, somewhat unusual breakfast option that’s perfect for the holidays. This Finnish pancake recipe comes courtesy of Kris Baker, a close family friend (hi, Mrs. Baker!). It’s a fluffy, lightly sweetened custard atop a thin German pancake-like “crust.” Put another way, it feels like you’re eating an airy custard pie for breakfast — who wouldn’t like that? Super easy to prepare (if you’ve got milk, eggs, flour and butter on hand, you can make it), it feeds a crowd and is great for holiday brunch gatherings. Just add some fresh fruit and jam, and you’ve taken care of your main course.

Finnish Pancake


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sguar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 and 1/2 sticks)

    Simple ingredients yield a fabulous Finnish pancake!


Melt 1/2 cup of the butter (one stick). In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, flour, salt, milk and the melted 1/2 cup of butter; set aside. The batter will look slightly lumpy. Put the remaining 1/4 cup of butter (half a stick) into a 9×13 pan and set it in the oven, then turn the oven on to 400 degrees. The butter will melt in the pan while the oven preheats.

Once the butter is melted, pour the prepared batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.

Puffy Finnish pancake, fresh from the oven

Let the pancake cool for a few minutes before cutting into big slices.

See that fluffy, custardy interior? Yum!

Serve the slices with jam or fresh fruit, such as berries or banana slices. Enjoy!


About Saucy Mommy

I'm Beverly, a mom of two who loves to cook and write. Check out my blog at for family-friendly (but tasty) meal ideas and pictures of bento box lunches.


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