Swedish Pancakes (Plättar)

"Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Sweden. From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook. I haven't tried this recipe yet. These are traditionally served with stewed fruit, lingonberry jam and sour cream."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs; stir in milk and half and half.
  • In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt; sprinkle over egg mixture. Gently stir in until batter is smooth. Stir in butter. Let stand 1 hour. Stir batter thoroughly.
  • Preheat a plättar pan or 6-inch cast-iron skillet. Grease cups of plättar pan or grease skillet. Spoon 2 rounded Tablespoons batter into each cup or onto skillet; cook about 1 minute on each side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with fruit or jam.
  • Variation: Make 8-inch pancakes. Layer several pancakes with thick lingonberry, bilberry or blackberry jam between them. When cool, frost stack with whipped cream.

Questions & Replies

  1. Great platter!!! Just made AND ATE! half a recipe and it reminded me of my young Swedish bride! Sweet days of yore


  1. These were great! I did have to add a little water after letting them sit for an hour so the pancakes wouldn't be too thick, but all was well and we loved them!
    • Review photo by Linky
  2. What a great breakfast. I followed the recipe exactly as written and made no ingredient or cooking adjustments, and it worked out great. For easy preparation, I stuffed a bit of jam in the center and folded each Swedish Pancake in half (instead of rolling), and they were so good. The kids liked a dollop of whipped cream on top, but they're so good even without that added touch. It's a really easy recipe to make, too. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Bayhill. We loved them!
    • Review photo by NorthwestGal
  3. I loved these crepes. I did reduce the sugar somewhat but otherwise made them as directed. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Great pancakes!!! These are very thin crepe-like pancakes although not so eggy and wonderful with the fresh sweetened strawberries and whipped cream that I had on mine!! I don't think I have made a pancake recipe that calls for it to sit for an hour, but I did so and it was a little foamy until I then mixed it up again. Served these with some sausage patties for a wonderful brunch!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and congrats again on your football win!!!
  5. I am not the worlds best pancake maker, so I took a previous reviewers idea, and mixed the batter in a blender, that worked out well. Ended up with light, fluffy pancakes, that we really enjoyed. Used one of my Applesauce apple butter recipes for these. Served these with some cooked apple slices, and ended up with 16 (8 inch) pancakes that made for an enjoyable breakfast. Tagged and made for your win in Football Pool.


  1. These were excellent! These were very rich and filling and taste good with everything. I subbed whole wheat flour for regular flour and soymilk for milk. We ate these with blackberry preserves, whipped cream, powdered sugar, butter and some other things. Enjoyed by all and definitely a keeper. Made for ZWT6 Family Picks.


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