If you know an Icelandic person and are looking to impress them, feed them Pönnukökur, Icelandic pancakes!
If you don't know an Icelander, we still recommend those tasty treats. Here below is how to make them:
2 1/2 cup milk (or as needed for a smooth batter)
1 1/4 tbsp butter (melted)
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
a dash of baking soda
a dash of baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cardamom extract (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Make the dough thick at first and then thin it out gradually with the milk, this way it's less likely to lump. Beat the eggs together with milk. Whisk in melted butter, sugar and extracts. Add dry ingredients. Let batter stand for 30 minutes. Heat and wipe a heavy pan with butter. Pour a small amount of batter (4 tbsp) tipping pan as you pour the batter to cover the pan (pancakes should be very thin). Cook until bottom is lightly browned, turn and brown the other side.
While warm sprinkle with sugar and roll up, or serve folded with rhubarb or blueberry jam and whipped cream.
If you are the experimental type, you can of course use whatever jam you fancy. We recommend serving pönnukökur with hot cocoa.