Copy-Cat Hoito Finnish Pancakes

"This recipe tastes almost the same as the finnish pancakes at the Hoito in Thunderbay ON."
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6 pancakes




  • Combine and whisk all ingredients until smooth.
  • Let the batter rest for 30 minutes (or sit in fridge overnight).
  • Heat non-stick or lightly greased pan to medium.
  • Pour in a thin layer of the batter just so it covers the bottom.
  • Once it is golden brown on one side, flip and cook the other.
  • Serve with maple syrup, butter, fruit, or jam.

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  1. jason
    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.
  2. Benjamin C.
    Pretty good honestly. The only thing to add in my opinion would be to not use a non stick pan. Use specifically cast iron or other non stick types with a bumpy surface. This allows for the crispy surface and perfect browning you will see in Finn pancakes.
  3. wendys70
    Love this recipe, the difference is in the pan used! I always use a cast iron pan!
  4. Patricia L.
    I make these all the time, but today I was scattered and I forgot the eggs. I was totally surprised when I realized this because everyone said they were the best. I even was able to have one as I am allergic to eggs and just make them not eat them.. Now I have to see if this mistake can be replicated.
  5. drmturk
    I'm not a pancake expert but this recipe was amazing and just like hoitos.. this will be my go to... so easy to make..


  1. jasonh333666
    Add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.Will bring it closer.


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