We lived in Thunder Bay for over 36 years, and I experimented with a recipe to try and copy the delicious Hoito pancakes. Finally came up with a formula that made it easy to change the number of servings. My recipe makes a thin batter, but it has worked for me for the last 50 years: same amount of flour and milk, and twice as many eggs. For example: 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Then add a little melted butter, sprinkle of salt, and a bit of vanilla. It's important to have a really hot pan, therefore a non-stick doesn't work very well. I always use a cast iron pan, with a small amount of oil (before each pancake). Pour in a ladle full of batter, tilt the pan to distribute the batter, cook for only a minute and flip. Delicious!
Love this recipe, the difference is in the pan used! I always use a cast iron pan!
Adding the butter to the batter made these pancake greasy. Going to try again without adding the butter.
My Grandmother and Aunts used to work at the Hoito as they were all Finish and lived down the street. Here's my Grandma's recipe I got out of her hand written recipe book. She once told me that the Hoito uses her Mom's recipe for pancakes. <br/><br/>4 eggs<br/>2 cups Milk<br/>1 Cup Flour<br/>1 pinch baking soda<br/>1/2 tsp salt<br/><br/>Throw it all in a blender and combine it all. Let it rest 1/2 hour or whatever.<br/><br/>I've never added butter to the batter but would try. I also add 1 tsp vanilla, and a little bit of sugar. <br/><br/>I like to melt 1/2 a cup of butter so that when you're frying your pancakes you have already melted butter and don't have to wait for it to melt each time. Also I think it's important to use a cast iron pan. I usually set up 2 and whip out pancakes.
We saw Hoito on "You Gotta Eat Here." The kids asked me to try to find a recipe because the pancakes looked so good. These are amazing and are requested several times a week!!
Easy recipe and turned out almost like the hoito you can roll easy into a crepe with whatever filling you desire !! Bring from a Thunder Bay I'm pretty impressed
So Close to the Hoito it is not even funny! These pancakes turned out fabulously! Now I don't have to travel all the way back to Thunder Bay to get this delicious treat! Thanks for the recipe!
Great recipe,Finn pancakes are easy to adjust for large or small batches.And the real secret is a hot cast iron frying pan.Honest give it a try.
My son tripled a batch and we served up with 4 different syrups....yum....this recipe getting taped to the indoor of the cupboard for easy access along side our most served up weekend pancakes