Recipe 4: Stenhouse Christmas Pancakes

Today’s recipe comes from my friend and faithful prayer partner, Laura Stenhouse. Thank you Laura!


We’re a small family with a big tradition. Years ago Tom, Linnea and I started the habit of making and eating Swedish
Thin Pancakes on Christmas morning. After a while we had to dub it:

Stenhouse Christmas Pancakes

3 eggs (well beaten)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 cups either (1 cup milk & 1 cup half & half) OR (2 cups heavy cream)

Serve with: traditionally with fresh lemons and powdered sugar. Or butter and
your favorite syrup.

Sift flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. (I use a metal strainer). Set aside.
Beat eggs in another bowl and then add to flour mixture.
Gradually add milk or cream mixture while using a whisk (or stir) until
smooth batter.

**Let stand 1 hour** either on counter or covered with plastic wrap and put
in refrigerator. OR you can use batter right away. Letting it sit somehow
makes it better.
I use a 10 1/2 inch skillet wiped with cooking oil. You can use a soup ladle
or measuring cup to pour into skillet. (You may need to try a few to find
the right amount of batter.) Watch until edges curl, then use heat proof
spatula or whatever way you choose and flip over until pancake is light tan.
Put them in foil, wrap and keep warm until ready to serve everyone.
If you happen to have any left over, easy to reheat in microwave and/or
cover batter and reuse the next day. We never have leftovers. 🙂
P.S. If you have a griddle, heat to 300 degrees.


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2 comments on “Recipe 4: Stenhouse Christmas Pancakes

  1. Meredith says:

    Recipes for other times of Christmas day you say?

    Well, after breakfast, you eat the candy you got in your stocking for lunch.

    And for dinner you eat the rest of the Christmas cookies lying around the house.

    Then you happily nap in your sugar coma on a bed of the shreaded wrapping paper that you didn’t clean up yet!

    Ahhhhhhhhh, Christmas joys!

    • Natalie Cooper says:

      I am making these on Christmas morning for the boys, thank you Laura! And Meredith, I love the lunch and dinner idea as well 😉 except my boys may not go into a coma but into hyper drive.