June 01, 2010

Spinach Pancake

This is one of those light and easy entrees you might want to consider serving at your next dinner party. There is surprisingly much taste in these little rolls and they are just so simple and quick to prepare!

Recipe from "The Food and Cooking of Finland" by Anja Hill

Spinach pancake

2 eggs
100ml milk
50g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
30g butter
500g frozen or fresh spinach
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
pinch of salt and ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 180C. Beat the eggs and milk together. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in another bowl, add the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.

Grease a 20cm x 25cm tin and line with baking paper. Pour in the mixture and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until set.

Meanwhile, cook the spinach until wilted, drain well and squeeze out all water. (Chop the spinach if using fresh leaves). Melt the butter in a pan, then add to the spinach. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Spread the spinach across the baked pancake. Roll up like a Swiss roll and cut into thick slices.


  1. Such an easy yet tasty dish. I guess they'd be nice hot or at room temperature. I just may have to invite myself over!

  2. I have always wondered how to make these rolls! I didn't realize you made it like a jelly roll - thank you for sharing the tip.

  3. These look very moreish - I adore spinach, especially with a bit of nutmeg... Mmmm!

  4. John: :-D Welcome to pop in anytime!

    Trissa: I promise you, they are just so simple to make!

    Ladybird: Thank you! I had't realise nutmeg goes so well with spinach!

  5. OOh yes another Finnish recipe! Thanks Maria! :D

  6. mm this would go so well with some home made aoli :O)

  7. Lorraine: Glad you like it! :D

    Betty: You're right, and the original recipe suggested serving it with some shaved parmesan (not so Finnish though)!

  8. I am so glad I discovered your blog; I have a Finnish friend and relatives living in Denmark but know very little of scandinavian cuisine! This is a lovely and elegant dish, perfect as an entree.

  9. tasteofbeirut: Thank you so much! I am definitely more inspired now to cook more Finnish food!

  10. That is a great idea! What delicious looking pancakes!




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