Pancakes with Ice Cream and Apricot Jam

This has got to be the most popular dessert in Denmark. They are easy and quick to make, people almost always have ice cream in the freezer and jams in the fridge. Adults and children alike love these pancakes. If you make to many, you can always freeze them and heat them in the microwave a few seconds when you feel like eating something cozy and fun.

















Pancakes with Ice Cream and Apricot Jam

1 cup (120 g) flour

1 tsp. sugar

½ tsp. salt

3 eggs

2 cups (16 fl. oz.) milk

grated peel of 1 lemon

3 tbsp. beer or water

butter for frying

1 portion vanilla ice cream

Garnish: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) apricot jam, chopped nuts, 

To make pancakes, combine flour, sugar, salt and grated lemon peel. Beat eggs and mix them with flour mixture and a little of the milk. Whisk in the rest of the milk together with beer or water, and beat until smooth. Pour a little of the batter onto a well-greased frying pan and tilt so that batter quickly covers the bottom of the pan evenly. Cook until golden brown on one side, flip over and cook the other side.

To assemble, lay a pancake on a flat surface and place a large spoonful of ice cream in the middle. With help of a fork, roll pancake so that it resembles a tube with ice cream.  When all the pancakes are filled, spread apricot jam on top and sprinkle with and chopped nuts.

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