Here in the United States when someone says “pancake” we immediately think of a leisurely weekend breakfast treat. In Finland, pancakes are often associated with dessert! This Oven Pancake or “Pannukakku” is a Finnish favorite. It is often topped with lingonberry jam and served after a hearty bowl of split pea soup. Whether you enjoy this for breakfast or dessert, I think this Finnish treat is sure to be a hit!
I remember enjoying this recipe growing up, but we always referred to it as “Kropsu.” I just presumed that was the Finnish word for this dish. This past summer I learned that this is actually the Ostrobothnian dialect word for “Pannukakku.” Finnish is such a tough language to begin with and now I need to start learning our regional dialect! Oh my, this is going to be a challenge…Let’s go ahead and stick with Oven Pancake!
I think the decadent, buttery flavor in this dish tastes best with a dollop of lingonberry jam. I have seen it served with strawberry, raspberry or even rhubarb jam, but there is just something so perfect about the sweet-tart flavor in the lingonberries to complement the rich pancake.
Of course, a buttery dish needs the best butter! That’s why I always use Finlandia Butter in this recipe. Take a look at our latest video collaboration and learn the tips and tricks to making the perfect oven pancake.
For the full recipe visit: https://www.finlandiacheese.com/cheese-recipes/oven-pancake-lingonberry-jam/