Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden

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Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden

Gotland pancake with saffron served with jam and cream.
They are also called saffron pancake.

1.5 dl [0,3 pt] round grained rice, porridge rice
3 dl [0,6 pt] water
1 teaspoon salt
1 dl [0,2] cream
7 dl [1,4 pt] milk
2 tablespoons of icing sugar
2 dl [0,4 pt] raisins, optional
0.5 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
75 g [2,65 oz] sweet almond
2 packages of saffron, à 0.5 g / 0,02 oz
6 eggs

8 servings


[1] Make the porridge for the saffron pancake cake with the rice, salt and water.

[2] Add cream, milk and icing sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat under cover for about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

[3] Scald, peel and chop the almonds.

[4] Set the oven to 200 C / 390 F.

[5] Stir raisins, cinnamon, almonds, saffron and whipped egg into the porridge mix.

[6] Pour the mix into a buttered round ovenproof mould, about 20-25 cm / 8-10 inch.

[7] Bake the saffron pancake in the bottom of the oven for about 30 minutes, until it has set and has a nice color.

[8] Saffron pancake accessories: Jam made with blackberries, raspberry, strawberry or black currant and lightly whipped cream.