Grandma's Famous Swedish Pancakes

date April 13, 2020 location The Kitchen

These are my grandma's famous Swedish Pancakes, always prepared with mandarin orange sauce. The recipe has been in the family for a long, long time and when I asked my mom where it came from she wasn't certain and thought it may have been cut out of a newspaper. While its origins remain a mystery, it is a certainty that this recipe has left many Hart family grandchildren with full bellies over the years.

For the Mandarin Orange Sauce:
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Corn Starch
1 11oz can Mandarin Oranges
1/2 cup Orange Juice

For the Swedish Pancakes:
3 eggs
1 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
1 cup Half and Half
3 tablespoons Butter, melted
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt

For the Mandarin Orange Sauce:
Combine sugar and corn starch in a medium saucepan.

Drain 1/2 cup of juice from canned oranges and combine with the 1/2 cup of orange juice. Discard excess canned orange juice (though the can usually contains exactly 1/2 cup of juice).
Stir juice mixture into sauce pan until smooth. Heat until boiling, stirring constantly until thick around oranges. Serve warm.

For the Pancakes:
Beat eggs with 1/2 cup milk for 3 minutes.
Add flour, beat to heavy, smooth consistency. Beat in remaining milk, sugar, half and half, butter and salt.

Pour onto lightly greased griddle.