August 05, 2011

Oven baked pancake

 

It's Friday! And what a gorgeously warm and beautiful week it has been here in Sydney - up to 25 degrees! While there is cooler, or should I say, more normal winter weather ahead again next week, I decided to make most of these few sunny and warm days. Morning run to the beach, a few loads of washing done and drying out in the sun, a visit to the Organic Expo here in Sydney, a browse through the shops and then this pancake - just because it felt just right for the afternoon tea.

This is a typical oven baked pancake in Finland. It can either be very flat with a few "hills" that rise up in the oven or you can make a double batch and have it thicker. I love the thin version where the base is nice and crisp, but the top is soft. Served with fresh strawberries mixed with natural yoghurt and honey, this certainly was a perfect treat for a lovely day. 


Oven baked pancake
(recipe adapted from Kotiruoka)

2 large free-range eggs
500ml milk (low-fat is fine)
120g spelt flour (organic, biodynamic)
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

To serve

natural yoghurt
fresh strawberries
honey

1. Lightly whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add half of the milk, flour, salt and oil and whisk until smooth. Stir in rest of the milk. Leave the batter to rest for half an hour. 

2. Preheat the oven to 225C and line a baking tray (30cm x 35cm) with parchment paper. 

3. After resting, pour the batter on to the tray and bake in the middle of the oven for about half an hour. 

4. Cut the pancake into pieces and serve with yoghurt, fresh strawberries and honey.


41 comments:

  1. Yum! I have been craving pancakes and waffles for a while now and these look gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend dear!

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  2. What a fantastic idea!! My fiance makes pancakes, but it's a bit of mucking around to keep them all warm to serve at the same time. I'll show him this recipe as it looks fantastic!

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  3. I've never heard or tried of oven baked pancake! This is such a cool idea. I love the strawberry honey yogurt mix. It's much healthier than whip cream! I love your healthy choice! Happy Friday to you Maria!

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  4. What a wonderful treat! I love pancakes, no matter how they are prepared.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. I have always wanted to try that! I love regular pancakes so I have always wondered how an oven baked one would taste.

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  6. I tell you, oven baked pancake was my absolute, without a doubt favorite food when I was five. Strangely enough I have not made it at all the last couple of years. Thanks for reminding me! Now I want it for dinner tonight. Looks delicious!

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  7. I've never had spelt pancakes... sounds like good idea though!

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  8. Oven baked pancake is good and traditionally eaten on thursdays in Finland :) Pea soup and pancake-thursday :) Have a great weekend Maria!

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  9. oh my gosh, this looks amazing for any time of year!

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  10. Oven baked pancakes!? Who'da thunk?
    These look absolutely delicious! Adding them to the list of Finnish Foods to Try. :)

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  11. Oven baked pancakes are such a smart non-messy way of making pancakes! I love having mine with a big glob of cottage cheese, honey and some walnuts...

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  12. I have got to do this. What a simple way to enjoy delicious pancakes without bringing out the griddle and all. Wonderful!

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  13. I've never heard of baking pancakes int he oven, but what a great idea!! These look delicious!

    Sues

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  14. This sounds really nice, thanks for introducing us to such a recipe. I'm going to have to try it, as it sounds like a lovely treat. Yes isn't this weather gorgeous? Even down here in Melbourne we've had a brush with spring, makes you feel different doesn't it, to get some warm air and outdoors!

    Kate x

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  15. This sounds like it will be a life-saver for me! I use spelt flour for pretty much most of my baking. I've never been that great with making pancakes and my Husband loves them! Just adore your blog, and healthy cooking - thank-you so much! :)

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  16. Oh My God! This is exactly my grandmother's recipe. I always ate this when I was a kid. We call it milk pie but actually it is an oven baked pancake. I love it so much! When I go home to visit my parents and my grandmother I often ask her to bake this for me. It is a Hungarian recipe too! :)

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  17. This sounds so much more appealing than standing in front of the stove flipping pancakes!

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  18. Happy Friday- I will always go for a pancake! Yum.

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  19. Mmm, looks delicious! I especially like your shot of the strawberries. I can almost smell them - they look so yummy :D

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  20. I have never thought of making pancakes in the oven, interesting. Diane

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  21. Sounds like a great recipe! I love the strawberry and yogurt topping!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  22. This is brilliant! I've never had oven baked pancakes before but they make total sense. I'm a lover of all pancakes, so will definitely try. I like your use of spelt flour, too. I'm always looking for ways to incorporate different grains. Love your beautiful blog! :)

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  23. 25 degrees feels so good after the brutal winter. Isn't it. I am already sad that summer is coming to an end in our part of the world. Those baked pancakes look gorgeous with the strawberry and yogurt topping

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  24. What a great Friday treat! I've never made pancakes in the oven. What a cool idea. Looks delicious.

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  25. Just found out your blog by looking for a recipe for pulla! It´s wonderful! Many greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina!!! :-) Denise.-

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  26. These look so delicious. I love that they are baked in the oven and I can avoid the calories form frying.

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  27. Thanks for your comment! Your blog and pictures are absolutely beautiful! So lucky to have a great weather in Sydney, because in France it's pouring rain. This looks so delicious; I've never tried these pancakes baked in the oven!

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  28. Hello everyone around the world! And Maria of the wonderful recipes. Shall try this tomorrow [Sunday] morning here - am already looking forwards to it! Zita - don't be too surprised if Maria's recipe fits that of Hungary: the Finns, Hungarians and Estonians [me!] supposedly do come from the same mould!! lol

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  29. this looks & sounds delicious

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  30. I love that you used spelt flour in this pancake. One of my goals is to try baking with more of a variety of flours.

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  31. It is supposed to be summer here in the UK - but yet I am envious of your warm weather. Sigh.

    But these pancakes might be just the thing to pick me up. I have all the ingredients except for the strawberries, so I might try them with some peaches I have in the fruit bowl instead, and maybe substitute maple syrup for the honey. Yum!

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  32. Looks like a great breakfast for a lazy Sunday :)

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  33. I love the idea of this - it gets rid of the need to stand over the stove. Seems to me it would be a snap to make up the batter, shower, stick it in the oven, dress - then eat it. Perfect use of time.

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  34. My mum used to make Dutch Baby Pancakes similar to this every now and again for a special Sunday breakfast. I'd love to try your version, as mum's always tasted a bit "eggy" to me!

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  35. these look really good maria xx

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  36. I love ovenpancakes! As a child it was a true summer dish for me - with strawberry marmelade and whipped cream. Heaven on earth.
    The Åland version isn't bad either. They make it using semolina.

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  37. yogurt on a pancake, eh? that's a brilliant idea that's never occurred to me! this is a lovely breakfast, maria--nice work!

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  38. Ahh the joys of oven-baked pancakes, a really wonderful Scandi tradition :) Agree with using spelt, makes a much nicer flavour and texture. I drizzle pomegranate molasses over mine and scatter berries. Might make some this weekend :-)

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  39. I love this! I'll have to give them a go.

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  40. that photo of the strawberries is just so darn luscious!

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