95 years young: Gunhild shares her Swedish pancake recipe


95 years young! Gunhild makes Swedish pancakes and shares her recipe

95 years young!                                                                       Gunhild makes Swedish pancakes and shares her recipe below

Swedish Plättar foodiefad copyright


Gunhild’s Mother Rosalie immigrated from Sweden around 1910.  She came through Ellis Island  and was directed to Newark, NJ.  She learned the English language while working as a cook for prominent citizens.  She met her husband at the Swedish Baptist Church.  Her daughter Gunhild (Gunny for short) continues to prepare her Mother’s Swedish Plättar (Pancakes) for her breakfast gatherings that include family, friends and neighbors.  She plays hymns on the piano most beautifully and plays the violin well.  She was delighted to share her recipe with the members of the foodiefad Expedition.


Swedish Plättar

3 Eggs

2 Cups Milk (reg.) Her mother used Half & Half

6 TBS. Butter (melted)

1 Cup Flour

2 TBS. Sugar

1/4 tsp. Salt

Beat Eggs with 1 Cup Milk

ADD Butter & Flour

Add remaining Milk

Heat Plättar cast iron pan on burner.  A well seasoned cast iron pan lightly oiled will work perfectly.  Flip once to brown on both sides.

Serve with butter and Swedish Lingonberries.  Cranberries are in the same family and would be a delicious substitute.  Some of her guests

like to use Maple Syrup or Yogurt and fresh fruit.

Gunhild recorded “Jesus is All the World to Me” for her best friend Rachel.  This recording is unedited.



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