Every Christmas morning since I can remember my mom has taken advantage of her Scandinavian heritage to make us a special Finnish Christmas breakfast dish called Oven Kropsua. Also known as Pannukakku, it is an eggy relative of the pancake that has been baked in the oven and is served with syrup and fresh berries. It’s become as much a favorite food as it is a longstanding tradition, and I look forward to it every year.
Finnish Oven Kropsua
1/4 cup butter
2 cups milk
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 t salt
3 T sugar
Put butter in 10″ x 6″ x 1.5″ baking dish. Place in oven at 450F (230C) until melted.
Beat eggs in mixing bowl. Add milk and flour alternately, mixing well.
Stir in salt and sugar. Pour mixture into pan and stir well.
Bake at 450F (230C) for 15 minutes and then reduce temperature to 350F (175C) and bake for an additional 15-25 minutes, or until brown.
Cut into squares and serve with syrup and fresh berries.