Welcome to Oh Happy Dane, and welcome to my first suggestion for true “hygge”: the family favorite, Danish Pancakes!
Pancakes have always been the epitome of “hygge” at our home and we make them diligently for every occasion. For breakfast on weekends, for dessert after dinner, for birthdays, as a treat if a child is home sick, for picnics – or just for the sake of “hygge”…
The pancakes are super easy to make and requires no special ingredients, and in 20 minutes you’ll have a lovely big stack of pancakes you can roll with everything from ice cream, chocolate, fruit, jam og just to eat plane with sugar.
Just double the recipe as needed, but the general rule is; for every cup of flour you use 1 of the remaining ingredients, except the butter with is always 2 oz (half a stick) per cup.
Ingredients: (makes about 8-10)
2 cups of flour
2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of sugar
4 ounces of melted butter (1 stick)
a pinch of salt
(you can advantageously replace up to 1/3 of the milk with coffee or even beer – that makes the pancakes more crisp!)
The dough can be made in advance and placed in the refrigerator until needed.
Heat up a pan and add a tablespoon of butter to the first pancake you make (- and which always fails, to much delight of the one who can not wait to taste)
A blob of the batter is placed on the pan and you tilt and swivel it so the entire pan is covered. When the dough is stiffened/baked on the surface (about 2-3 min.) and light brown at the edges, you turn it over and give it additional 1/2-1 min. on the other side.
And then you repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat until the family can not wait any longer.