Recipe Icelandic Pancakes

This Sunday I will host the fourth Afternoon Pancake event, and the theme is Icelandic Pancakes. Please join me, and try this great recipe (Danish version below):

Icelandic Ponnokukur


  •     180g wheat flour
  •     2 tbsp sugar
  •     1 tsp baking powder
  •     3/4 tsp salt
  •     1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  •     1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  •     2 eggs
  •     400ml milk
  •     120ml heavy cream
  •     1 tsp vanilla extract
  •     Butter, for coating the pan


1. In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients, and set aside. In another bowl, beat the eggs until smooth.

2. In alternating turns, add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk to the eggs, whisking until combined; repeat with the remaining flour and milk. Mix in the cream and vanilla. Refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat a crepe pan over medium-high heat. Rub with a stick of butter to lightly coat the pan. While tilting the pan, pour batter onto the pan to thinly and evenly cover the entire surface. When the edges turn golden, flip the pancake, and brown the other side. Drop the pancake onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve the pancakes with whipped cream and strawberry or blueberry jam.

Icelandic Pancakes

Islandske Ponnokukur


  •     180g hvedemel
  •     2 spsk sukker
  •     1 tsk bagepulver
  •     3/4 tsk salt
  •     1/2 tsk stødt kardemomme
  •     1/2 tsk stødt muskatnød
  •     2 æg
  •     400ml mælk
  •     120ml fløde
  •     1 tsk vaniljeextrakt
  •     Smør til panden


1. Si de tørre ingredienser sammen i en mellemstor skål. Pisk æggene til en ensformig masse i en anden skål. 

2. Tilsæt halvdelen af melblandingen og halvdelen af mælken til æggene, og pisk godt. Gentag med den resterende mel og mælk. Tilsæt fløden og vaniljeextrakten. Sæt dejen i køleskabet i 30 minutter.

3. Varm en pande op ved mellem til høj varme. Sæt lidt smør på panden. Imens panden tiltes hældes et tyndt lag dej på panden. Når kanten er brunlig vendes pandekagen og brunes på den anden side. Læg pandekagen på en tallerken. Gentag med den resterende dej.      

Server pandekagerne med flødeskum og jordbær- eller blåbærsyltetøj.

Jeg har testet dem allerede – jeg kan love jer de er fantastiske!

Author: Camilla Hilbrands

Camilla formed the company At Work A/S in 1992 at the age of 20 and has been active as a wellbeing expert ever since. She has followed and been involved in creating the development within health and wellbeing in the workplace from its modest beginnings at the start of the 1990s, and she has, among other things, been an expert at National Centre for Workplace Health Promotion (Nationalt Center for Sundhedsfremme på Arbejdspladsen). Camilla is an experienced leader, teacher and speaker and spends most of her time developing and arranging courses and concepts that aim at increased wellbeing for individuals and groups. Creativity, honesty and social intelligence are Camilla’s strong points, and in addition to this she is known for her passion for and book about pancakes. Her focus is basically resource-oriented and innovative and her tal and workshops are based on the most recent research in the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience and behavioural science. Camilla is an informal and humorous speaker, and with her solid professional background she always leaves her audience with aha moments and specific tools they can use straight away. Camilla is an active participant and networker at various conferences, including TED conferences, and in addition to this she has been enrolled as a member of Richard Branson’s “Change Makers and Rule Breakers”, and she is a strong supporter of the motto: Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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