What is Fika?

What is Fika?

In Swedish tradition, Fika is a break - a pause - in your day to indulge in the simple pleasures of a good cup of coffee or tea, some sweets or pastries, and time shared with friends and loved ones.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Orange, Almond, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

There's nothing like pancakes on a Saturday morning!


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

1 egg
3 tbs almond oil
1 1/3 cup milk
Zest of two medium-sized oranges

Chocolate Chips

  1. Stir together all the dried ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg and oil together. Stir in milk and orange zest.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until combined, but do not overmix. There should be some lumps.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of the batter onto a frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Drop chocolate chips onto the uncooked batter in the pan.
  6. When bubbles form and burst throughout the pancake, flip to cook the other side.
  7. Cook until underside is golden brown. Remove from pan; repeat steps 4-7.

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