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.
Yum. Reminds me of a clafouti, but without the fruit. I really like the orange syrup idea too. REally yum. As I have an overflow of oranges at the present, I will make the orange reduction. But I think I'll stick with the flipping of individual pancakes. I actually don't mind believe it or not. I even enjoy the tossing up in the air bit if Im feeling a little mischievous. I know what I'll be making tomorrow morning. My son will be most grateful Zurin as the cooking has been rather scarce around here lately. Your photos are simply stunning. Perfect placement of all the subjects and great composure to capture it all so well. Nice stuff. Mariana xxxx
Baked finnish pancakes sounds interesting. Nice presentation and clicks..
Mariana, TQ You're so sweet :)
thanks for dropping by :)n tq too
I absolutely adore your photos! Makes the food look that much more appetising :) The pancakes look fantastic!
I agree lovely photos..sounds good Zurin..J'aime l'orange!
This looks new to be, I think this one saves a lot of work compared with those normal pancake, just put into the oven and it's done :) Thanks for sharing!
Oh, this look too simple to prepare but yet it must be great taste! must try one day.
Mmmm, looks so yummy! I make pancakes kind of like this but in a cast iron pan. So yummy! And your pictures are so pretty :)
on my to-make list :)
Looks like yorkshire pudding, yum!
Amazing breakfast dish! I love it and would try to make it soon.
I will have to try this! Looks so tempting!
Looks lovely Zurin - especially with the dribbly orange syrup juices.
It reminds me of a sweet variation of what we call Yorskshire pudding (or Todad in the Hole without the sausages!)
Pancakes are yummy, and as always your photography is stunning !
look and sound delicious!! gloria
this is one of my favorite dishes, but your pics make them even better :)
This recipe is great, very nice photos ...
loves from Turkey
Zurin...whoaaaa...great pancake !!!No need to stand in front of the stove to make one pancake after another sweating away in our hot and humid weather...hahaha thanks for sharing this...I will definitely try this out..how could I not, from the way you described it awww...I can imagine how good this is :)
Oh my, I'm so sure that I'll make this over the weekend since my kiddos are pancake craze! Thanks for sharing this.
The pancake looks so good.
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