Recipe: Pannukakku


Pancakes are a traditional dessert from the USA, main character of the American breakfast. Pancackes were such a success that many countries from all around the world invented their own version of this recipe. In this issue, I will explain you how to prepare the Finnish version of pancakes: Pannukakku.  Pannukakku differs from the original American pancakes because, instead of cooking them in the pan as their name suggests, Finnish people cook them in the oven. The result is a big, bubbly and delicious dessert to share with family and friends while sipping some strong black coffee.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 l milk
  • 5 ½ dl flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  1. Start preparing the batter for Pannukakku by opening the eggs in a boul. Wisk them while adding the milk.
  2. Now it’s time to add our dry ingredients. Add the flour, salt and sugar slowly while mixing everything. If you have it, an electric mixer would make your job faster. Otherwise, whisk the ingredients until they are smooth.
  3. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  4. Cover your oven sheet with oven paper and add the Pannukakku batter. Cooking tip! You can put some water between the oven sheet and the oven paper. This will help the paper to stay in the right place while adding the batter.
  5. Cook the Pannukakku in the oven at 225° for around 15 minutes (until it’s golden-brown) and then decrease the temperature to 200° for other 15 minutes around. Cooking tip! The batter will rise and become bubbly while it’s cooking. It’s totally normal. So don’t worry, your Pannuukakku will not make an explosion in your oven!
  6. Now that your Pannukakku is ready, it’s time to serve! Finnish people cut it in squares and usually like to eat it with sugar, berries, jam, ice cream and/or whipped cream.

Hyvää ruokahalua!