Sometimes when you dig deep enough you will uncover little jewels in unexpected places ~ like blogresepi and this beautifully simple Finnish pancake that I spied on her blog. It was so smooth and so creamy and buttery. I paired it with slices of orange segments in an orange juice reduction and it became even more refreshing with bursts of orange globules in my mouth.
Imagine ~ I did not need to stand in front of a stove turning pancake after pancake. After pancake........
~after pancake ~
~after pancake ~
The batter is poured into a lined rectangular baking pan, sprinkled with sugar and left to bake for about 20- 25 minutes in a hot oven until it puffed up and became hideously glorious, browned on the top in places (in this case only one place) and looked likely to burst along the edges. Whoa-waaa...
PS: As you can see I need a new oven ........this present one has hot spots like the punctures in our planet's ozone layer :(~
Then I cut it up into squares, dusted it with some cinnamon powder and dribbled the orange segments in an orange juice reduction over the slices. Yes ~
The recipe ~ From blogresepi ~
500 ml milk ( I used fresh whole milk)
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup melted butter or olive oil ( I used butter)
2 T sugar
a pinch of salt
Extra sugar for sprinkling
Pre-heat oven at 220 C
Line a rectangular baking pan, 10" by 81/2 "
Mix all ingredients except extra sugar in a bowl and mix with a whisk until a smooth batter.
Pour into lined baking pan, sprinkle with extra sugar and bake for about 20 - 25 minutes.
Orange reduction ~
1/4 cup sugar
Peel one orange and cut into segments carefully leaving out the fibres and white pith. Keep aside.
Juice the other 2 oranges and put juice into a small pan. Add 1/4 cup sugar and stir and place over medium heat and let simmer until it reduces to thickish syrup, Add the orange segments and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Leave aside or let cool.
Serve pancakes by cutting into squares, dust with cinnamon powder and top with the orange syrup either warm or cold.