A family favorite, this recipe is handed down to each generation. This rich, airy treat is best when served hot with jam or jelly.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Melt the butter in a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the beaten eggs and milk; mix well. Tilt the baking pan to coat all of the sides with butter, then pour the excess butter into the batter, and mix until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

437 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 53.4g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 172.8mg; sodium 657.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
people always call this a finnish pancake, it's closer to french toast. a family fav. just heat the pan first. it's fantastic with syrup.from: a finnish girl. SISU!!! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2006
It was difficult to rate this because I wasn't sure what to expect. A Pannu Kakku recipe that I saw on another site said it was an "oven pancake " so I was expecting something similar to a pancake. (Which this was not). It was more like a slight sweet puffy egg custard. My husband liked this and I didn't care for it very much (though that may be more my personal taste than the recipe). I had to bake it a little longer than stated. I am glad I tried it if only for the experience of baking (and tasting) some Finnish food. Read More
(12)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
people always call this a finnish pancake, it's closer to french toast. a family fav. just heat the pan first. it's fantastic with syrup.from: a finnish girl. SISU!!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
I make my mother's version of this but I warm the pan in the oven before pouring the batter in. We all love Pannu Kakku Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2006
It was difficult to rate this because I wasn't sure what to expect. A Pannu Kakku recipe that I saw on another site said it was an "oven pancake " so I was expecting something similar to a pancake. (Which this was not). It was more like a slight sweet puffy egg custard. My husband liked this and I didn't care for it very much (though that may be more my personal taste than the recipe). I had to bake it a little longer than stated. I am glad I tried it if only for the experience of baking (and tasting) some Finnish food. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
First off guess it depends where in Finland your family(s) come from--we spell it Pannu Kakkua. Like others we put butter into pan and it melts while oven is warming. Prefer to top with lingonberry sauce. Maple syrup works well too as does cinnamon sugar. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2007
I grew up with this recipe and am so glad to have found it. It tastes great with syrup too. I lost this recipe years ago and now I can make it again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
I grew up eating this too and our family recipe is very similar. I like mine cold and I add strawberries and whip cream (not authentic but delicious!) Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2010
Scrumdiddly. I used raw sugar and added vanilla sugar. I also served this with maple syrup. The girlfriend likes it with nutella though. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
Never tried this before. It is delicious and was easy to make. Mine tastes and feels like bread pudding should to me. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
very tasteful. I've baked these several times (also for friends) and everyone loved it:) Read More
(2)
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