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Ålandspannkaka med sviskonkräm – Ålands pancake with prune cream

I wanted to use Sunday’s to showcase recipes from the different islands that are under Nordic rule. To start off, here is a recipe for pancakes from Åland – a small island between Sweden and Finland (That is under Finnish rule) 

These pancakes look delicious and smells wonderful of cardamom! 

Ålandspannkaka med sviskonkräm - Ålands pancake with prune cream

Ålandspannkaka med sviskonkräm - Ålands pancake with prune cream



  • 1 litre / 34 oz milk.
  • 1 dl / 3.5 oz rice or 1.5 dl / 5 oz semolina.
  • 1 dl / 3.5 oz all purpose flour.
  • 3 eggs.
  • ½ - 1 dl / 1.5 - 3.5 oz sugar.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom.
  • 50 grams butter.

Sviskonkräm (Prune cream).

  • 1 litre / 34 oz water.
  • 1 dl / 3.5 oz slightly sour juice/lemonade (Syrlig saft)
  • 20 prunes.
  • 1 dl / 3.5 oz sugar.
  • 1 piece cinnamon.
  • 3 tablespoons potato flour (Stirred into a little bit of water).

To Serve.

  • Whipped Cream.


The Pancake:

  1. Boil the milk and rice/semolina to a smooth porridge, let cool a little.
  2. Whip the eggs and sugar together and stir into the porridge.
  3. Add the flour, salt, and cardamom (If the batter gets too thick, add some more milk.)
  4. Grease a bakeware dish or sheet pan and pour in the batter. Put the butter on top.
    Bake at 200C° for 40-60 minutes.

The Prune cream:

  1. Soak the prunes a few hours before cooking. Boil them in the water you soaked them in, with the juice and cinnamon stick.
  2. Add sugar and the potato flour mixture, then drain some of the liquid from the cream.
  3. Bring the cream to a rapid boil and allow to slightly cool before serving.

Serve with whipped cream!

If you try the recipe, I would love to hear it! 

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