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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Scandinavian Food! Sisu!

My students are cooking Scandinavian: Swedish Meatballs, Ga Ga's Dill Cukes, Thumbprint Cookies, Ga Ga's Pan Cake (actually a custard but she called it pan cake), and a big round of rye flat bread will go on the side. The Pan Cake is still finishing in the oven even tho the kids are gone. They will eat tomorrow. Mmmmmm that cinnamon smells delish!

Swedish Pan Cake
Kim’s grandmother: Hildur Hendrickson (1900-2000), born in Finlandia.

4 eggs
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp sugar
3 C milk
Dash salt
2 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 450°F
Beat eggs. Add sugar and flour. Beat. Beat in milk. Add salt. Melt butter in baking dish in preheated oven until bubbling and just starting to brown. Pour liquid mixture into dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 450°F 15-20 minutes (should puff up big). Lower temp to 325-350°F and continue baking until done (15-? minutes) until no liquid, like a custard. If starts to brown too fast, turn oven off & leave until done. You can fix ahead and chill or serve warm.
Serve with Lingönberries and whipped cream or Cool Whip. Yes, you should share.

Ga Ga's Dill Cukes (very refreshing)

3-4 Cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
2+ Tablespoons dried dill weed
1 C Sugar
1 C White vinegar

Peel and slice cukes and place in a plastic or glass bowl.
Sprinkle dill weed over cucumbers.
Sprinkle sugar over all next.
Pour vinegar over all and give a nice stir.
Cover and chill for at least 8 hours or overnight.


PAT said...

Good morning, Shay,

I make those cukes a lot, but add onion. I've never tried the dill...will do that next time!

My old hometown is Lebanon. I know you've passed through there a time or two!:-)

Sometime when you are going to be passing through the lake area, if we're there same time...we'll have to try to get together.


crazydaisy said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.... The yummies from my childhood. We love those pan cakes AND the cucumbers!