I come with something very special, the 3 original Nordic Ware pancake recipes from the 50s! Yes, today is a full-fledged tribute to one of our favorite brands: Nordic Ware. And since tributes are always beautiful celebrations, I bring you three pancake recipes that will delight everyone at home.

I have a lot to tell you, and I hope you enjoy every word as well as every bite of these delicious pancakes.

    The first pancake pans and the original recipes: a little history

    Can you believe that one of the first products Nordic Ware made were pancake pans? Yes, around 1950, Nordic Ware introduced the original pancake pan they called the " Platte Panne ." They were inspired by the original pans from Sweden to make a simple, smooth design, a cast aluminum pan with seven cavities... The pan that is still part of their collection today!

    Original pancake pan

    As a result, Dotty Dalquist, the founder of Nordic Ware, developed a series of recipes in her home kitchen in the 1950s using the brand's original pancake pan, the "Platte Panne." Some recipes to make delicious pancakes that melt in your mouth. Nordic Ware quickly popularized pancakes and its pancake pans in the US, making them a breakfast classic in many American homes and, today, around the world.

    Those recipes are the recipes we bring you today!

    About today's pancake recipes

    The three original pancake recipes we bring below can be found in the Nordic Ware recipe book, "Ancient World" and are as follows:

    1. Pancakes Platter (the delicious Scandinavian pancakes)
    2. Antique Pancakes Platter
    3. Blueberry Pancakes

    Dotty Dalquist's recipes, more than 70 years later, continue to turn out wonderfully in all Nordic Ware pancake pans.

    Antique Nordic Ware Book

    Image from the original Nordic Ware recipe book "Ancient World"

    The pans continue to maintain their original design with seven cavities, in which only the reliefs vary to make themed or fun pancakes (you can see all the Nordic Ware pancake pans here , with which you can enjoy these recipes regardless of the pattern or relief you use. you choose).

      Nordic Ware Pancake Pans

      How to use the pan for pancakes or pancakes

      Before starting with the recipes, so you can see how easy it is to make perfect pancakes, I leave you a small tutorial with the steps to use your Nordic Ware pancake pan:

      1. Put the pan on the heat, at low/medium power, to heat it up, leaving it for a few minutes to distribute the heat over the entire surface.
      2. Grease the cavities with butter or baking spray, using a brush to coat the entire cavity.
      3. With a spoon or ladle, pour the pancake batter you have prepared into each cavity.
      4. Keep on heat until bubbles stop forming. This, along with the browned edges, tells you it's time to flip the pancakes.
      5. Flip them with the help of a spatula and when they are also done on the other side, remove them to a plate.
      6. Repeat the previous steps until you finish the prepared dough.

      And now, I won't make you wait any longer. Here you have the original Nordic Ware pancake recipes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

      The 3 recipes for original Nordic Ware pancakes

      1. Pancakes Platter (the delicious Scandinavian pancakes)

      Ingredients (for 25-30 pancakes)

      • ¼ cup heavy cream (light cream with a maximum of 18% mg)
      • ½ cup of milk
      • 1 egg
      • ¼ teaspoon salt
      • ½ cup flour, sifted
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder (Royal yeast or baking soda)
      • 1 spoon of sugar
      • 2 tablespoons melted butter


      1. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs and then add the milk and cream and mix until well combined.
      2. Next add the sifted mixture of flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Lastly, add the melted butter.
      3. Preheat your Nordic Ware Original Silver Dollar Pancake Pan (or any other pancake pan) over medium heat and grease the cavities with butter.
      4. Pour the batter into the cavities and cook over low heat until golden brown.
      5. Serve with jam, honey or syrup.

      2. Old Fashioned Pancakes


      • 3 eggs, separating the whites from the yolks
      • ½ cup of flour
      • 1 ½ cups whole milk
      • 1/8 teaspoon salt
      • 2 tablespoons of sugar
      • 3 tablespoons melted butter


      1. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar, salt and melted butter.
      2. Add the flour and milk and stir gently until combined. Reserve the dough until you are ready to prepare the pancakes.
      3. When you are going to make the pancakes, add the previously beaten egg whites to the batter.
      4. Preheat the pancake pan over medium heat and add a pat of butter into each cavity of the pan.
      5. Pour the batter into each cavity and cook each side until golden brown.
      6. Serve with a good red fruit jam or your favorite fruit.


      • It is advisable to prepare the first part of the dough a few hours before making the pancakes and let it rest in a slightly cool place before adding the beaten egg whites.

      3. Blueberry pancakes


      • 2 ¼ cups sifted flour
      • ½ teaspoon salt
      • 2 cups of milk
      • 5 eggs, separating the whites from the yolks
      • 115-125 g blueberries, cleaned and drained
      • 2 tablespoons of sugar


      1. In a bowl, sift the flour and all the dry ingredients together.
      2. Add the egg yolks and mix with the milk, so that everything is well integrated.
      3. Add the blueberries.
      4. Beat the egg whites until stiff and add them to the dough little by little, with gentle movements.
      5. Preheat the pancake pan and grease the cavities with butter.
      6. Pour the batter into the cavities and turn until ready.
      7. Serve them to accompany coffee, tea or a good chocolate.

      Remember that you can make all of these recipes with any of the Nordic Ware pancake pans , regardless of their relief or pattern. I hope you enjoy them a lot! And after trying them all, you'll tell me which one is your favorite.

      Recipe author: Nordic Ware

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