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The Pancake

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In my family, my sisters and I would make Swedish pancakes every Saturday night while listening to "A Prairie Home Companion." Josie would pour the batter, I would flip, and Abbey must've been the taste-tester. Our dog waited for the first one that was always too greasy with butter.
We didn't serve them the traditional way (with whipped cream and lingonberry jam) but instead with our Great Uncle Vernon's maple syrup. Our recipe stayed on the refridgerator for over a decade so that even babysitters could help us keep our tradition.

Arrowsmith Family Swedish Pancakes:
1 stick of melted butter
3 eggs
5 cups of milk
1 1/2-2 cups of flour
a pinch of salt and suger
a sprinkle of nutmeg (our Belgian influence)

The batter will look far too runny to form a pancake, but it will work. The batter becomes smoothest if chilled for half an hour or overnight. My cousin's recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of butter, but this way there's no need to butter the cooked cakes! Enjoy!

p.s. This story is attributed to Norway.