{Around The World In 12 Dishes} Sweden | Swedish Pancakes

April 10, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Welcome to Around The World in 12 Dishes!

In March, we – and 12 other amazing bloggers and their children – began our culinary adventure around the world to explore 12 different countries in 12 months by cooking one dish from one country each month with our kids.  This month we’re learning about SWEDEN!

Swedish Pancakes

Adapted from Hubby’s original Crepe Recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of milk + additional amount for thinning the pancakes
  • dash sugar, salt
  • jam


If you were truly making Swedish pancakes, you add an extra egg, an extra cup of milk, and more butter and sugar, and fill a rolled pancake with lingonberry jam or sour cream. But since Hubby’s French crepe recipe, which he has adapted for the kids with an extra egg, was so close, we went with what we knew they’d definitely eat since Jane is a picky one.  A great way to add more nutrition to your child’s meal is to fill the rolled pancake with scrambled eggs, cut up chicken-apple sausages, or a nut butter.

Tips for the perfect pancake:

  • Make sure your crepe pan is very hot.  The first pancake will usually be a casualty since the pan won’t have heated evenly yet.
  • Keep your batter really thin – not like American pancakes. Add more milk to get them less lumpy/bready and more watery in consistency.
  • You’ll know they’re ready to turn when the edges start to brown. Just flip and they’re ready in a few seconds.

More fun facts on Sweden

  • Typical Dishes For Sweden:  Köttbullar med potatismus (meatballs with mashed potatoes), gravlax, pyttipanna (a kind of hash), chokladboll (chocolate balls), or Kanelbulle (cinnamon rolls).
  • Fun fact:  Did you know that the Swedes are known for their innovations such as the perfected design of the zipper (Gideon Sundbäck), the marine propeller (John Ericsson), the refrigerator (Carl Munters and Baltzar von Platen), the computer mouse (Håkan Lans), and the pace-maker (Rune Elmqvist)?
  • For this month’s book, how about “D” is for Dala Horse – you can enter to win a copy at Glittering Muffins’ blog here.

How You Can Join Us

  • Cook a dish typically eaten in the Country of the Month.  The goal is to explore each month’s country through food (and an activity or craft, if you wish).  Help your child make a traditional or typical dish (sweet or savory) from the chosen country.
  • Print your passport.  Click here to download a passport, which comes with space for a photo of your child with the dish she cooked. A passport cover is available here.
  • Color a placemat.  Click here to download the placement.  You can laminate it or put it between clear contact paper in order to use it over and over.
  • Make a craft.  Have your child make a craft related to the country of the month.
  • Read a book.  Read a book about the country of the month with your children to help them explore the sights, people, food, and culture.
  • Share with us.  Our challenge starts on March 4th and will remain open for a year, so enter the linky party at the end of every month’s post, leave a comment, or post a photo on our Facebook page.
  • Pin.  If you share a photo with us, we will add your photo to one of our “Around the World in 12 Dishes” Pinterest Boards (one for the dishes, one for the crafts) so that you can share your experience and inspire us all!
  • Are you a blogger?  Let your readers know about the challenge and grab our cute button to share our challenge on your blog.  And, of course, anyone is welcome to participate!


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I hope you’ll continue to join us, Adventures In MommydomCreative Family FunGlittering MuffinsJuggling with KidsKeeping Life CreativeKitchen Counter ChroniclesMake, Do & FriendMom 2 Posh Little DivasMummymummymumRainy Day MumRed Ted Art, and The Educators’ Spin On It on our delicious journey!  Remember to link up your recipe or craft each month and grab our badge, too!  Full instructions on how to join the fun here.

Check back May 1st for our next destination!

Happy Cooking!

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Chrissy – who has written posts on The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Creative Living in a Conventional World.

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