Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Norwegian pancakes to go...

Due to a local (who doesn't like to be named but he's a top bloke and tractor obsessive) recently losing a bet and paying me (extremely generously) in excellent eggs, there are a surplus of this particular food item at the moment.

So, in partial preparation for the move to Scandinavia at some point in the future, it was out with the various Scandinavian cookery books to see what could be made. Tonights dinner ... Norwegian pancakes:


Your Norwegian pancake has a lot more egg in it than the British pancake, and it shows after 2 or 3 of them, with a full tummy.

Add on a traditional topping of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (thanks to Tesco online grocery shopping) and it makes for a filling meal. It would have been nicer to have picked the berries oneself, as we did on our farm when I was growing up, but because of the climate and the acidity balance of the soil, berries aren't really an option for easily growing here (though some people do grow them in polytunnels in Lewis).

The recipe book this came from is Kitchen of Light, which also has some amazing pictures of fresh fish (as well as the odd recipe or two involving raw scallops - yay!).


  1. Is there such a thing as a British pancake? English pancakes are similar to French crepes, are they not, whereas Scottish ones tend to be a bit more substantial. These Norwegian ones were more like Scottish pancakes (though Wikipedia disagrees). I wish I could cook as good as you, though.

  2. > but because of the climate and the acidity balance of the soil> berries aren’t really an option for easily growing hereNot so in Lewis John - we grow, very successfully I might add, strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants in our wee, wet un-pollytunneled garden.

  3. David: you've got strawberries to grow without a polytunnel? Respect! And am coming round to yours for Norwegian pancakes...

  4. Your pancakes look delicious and I love the photos on your blog. The scenery is breathtaking - what a marvellous place to live - and so handy that Tesco's deliver!