‘Eat-Until-You-Burst’ with Pönnukökur Icelandic Pancakes on Pancake Day!

In Iceland it is Sprengidagur Bursting Day! We love to ‘Eat-Until-We-Burst’ in North America with Icelandic Pancakes! Pönnukökur! (Rather than Meat Soup)
What is your choice?

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day is a fantastic excuse to make Pönnukökur!

Pönnukökur Recipe:


2 eggs
2 1/2 cup milk
(adjust the milk for a smooth batter by whisking in a little flour is it is too thin and not flipping nicely, or add a little more milk if the pönnukaka pancake is too thick)
1 1/4 tbsp butter (melted)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg


Beat the eggs together with the milk. Whisk in melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Add dry ingredients creating a smooth batter. Let batter stand for 30 minutes. Heat and wipe a heavy pan or pönnukökupannan with butter. (We think the perfect size is about 7″or 18cm in diameter.) Pour a small amount of batter (4 tbsp) tipping pan as you pour the batter to cover the pan. This creates a very thin pancake. Cook until bottom is lightly browned, turn and brown the other side. While warm sprinkle with sugar (white, brown or both) and roll up, or serve folded with fresh strawberries or jam and whipped cream in the centre.

Pönnukökur Ready to Roll with Sugar or Fill with Jam and Whipped Cream

Happy ‘Eat-Until-You-Burst’Day!

Sending lots and lots of love,

Arden Jackson
vinarterta.ca   ardenjackson.com