Tag Archives: Hawaii

Samoan Pancakes

18 Aug

There are so many fun versions of pancakes! I love me a good ol’ fashioned flap jack, but breakfast is so much more exciting when you try something a little different. This recipe is another from my grandma’s stash. They lived in Tonga and Hawaii for most of my mom’s life, so I trust Grandma’s islander recipes! And my kids love that they can eat these pancakes with their fingers. 🙂

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Ingredients:

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/4 cups milk

Drop by teaspoons into hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown and cooked through. Served buttered with syrup, or coat in sugar.

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Swedish Pancakes

31 Jul

Today was my beautiful mother’s birthday – not a day over twenty-one! 🙂 We spent the morning shopping with her, filling in the wardrobe gaps she had for her upcoming trip to Hawaii (still trying to figure out how I’m going to cram myself into her suitcase for that one), and the afternoon playing dress-ups and swimming. The funny thing is that, even though she was supposed to focus on herself today, she took the baby so that I could browse, pushed around a giant double stroller so half of my kids could stay contained, and all six grandkids that were in tow left the store with a stuffed animal each, courtesy of Grandma. She let me nap while my kids destroyed her house playing with the mounds of treasures that I remember playing with as a kid – she kept it all! And again held the baby so that I could swim with my other kiddos. That is my Mom. And if anyone in the world deserves to have a happy birthday, it is her. I love you, Mom!

When we got back from shopping, the kids were antsy and hungry. You can imagine their delight when they saw the giant stack of pancakes on the counter, left over from breakfast – I don’t think my mom has ever not doubled this recipe. It is a staple for our famously enormous Christmas breakfast, which is almost as awesome as having pancakes for lunch after getting dragged around department stores – just ask my kids!

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Ingredients:

2 eggs

2 cups milk

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup butter, melted

Add together eggs, milk, sugar salt, and flour and beat until smooth. Slowly add melted butter and mix well. Cover un-greased pan with thin layer of batter (crepe style). When edges are brown, turn with spatula and brown the other side. Roll and serve with syrup- add additional toppings if desired.

Lemon Syrup

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