Thanks to Mal’s in-laws, we have all come to enjoy the wonderful breakfast food that is Finnish Pancakes. The correct Finnish name for this breakfast treat is Kropsu or as Mal’s daughter Ila says, “Bupsu!” Being that it’s hunting season and the holidays are around the corner, I thought I’d share a recipe that is great for when there’s lots of family and company around. These delicious buttery pancakes are the perfect way to start the day and have come to be a total comfort food for our entire family. I want to dedicate this post to Violet Maki… Props for being the Finnish Grandma keeping your heritage traditions alive.
Finnish Pancakes: Kropsu from Ogema Baptist Church cookbook & Helen Palmquist
-2 Tablespoon Sugar
-1/2 Teaspoon Salt
-2 Cups Milk
-1 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Butter
Toppings: Maple Syrup or Powdered Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut butter into chunks and place in a 9×13 pan or any shallow baking pan and place in oven while preheating.
2.Combine eggs, sugar, salt, milk and flour in a blender. You can also use a whisk or electric mixer, but a blender works the best.
3. Pour batter in pan when butter has all melted and oven is fully preheated. The butter will come to the surface and look like the picture below.
4. Bake for 30 minutes.
Pancakes should be fluffy and light brown-especially around the edges and middle. Make sure the middle is fully cooked before taking out of the oven or it’ll be soggy.
5. Cut into squares or wedges and serve with maple syrup or dusted with powdered sugar.
Try to tell me you could resist such a treat!
So it’s not a traditional Thanksgiving recipe, but it’s one that would serve as a great meal for all that Thanksgiving company in the mornings together. I am thankful for our wonderful family and for the joy it is to share so many things in life together. Wishing a very safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.