Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Simple Aldi Recipes: Danish Pancakes (Danske Pandekager)

It has become tradition at my house that if we are home on the weekends I will make the kids danske pandekager (Danish Pancakes aka crepes) for lunch.With ingredients from Aldi, Danish pancakes turns out to be a very cheap recipe, so I wanted to share it with all of you.

I'm carrying on the family tradition, as my dad and my grandfather used to teach me how to make pandekager. Now, I am teaching my children, Danish pancakes are extremely easy to make. My eight-year-old son tries to make his favorite Danish pancakes all by himself, and he needs very little help.

The Recipe:
2 cups of flour
2 cups of milk
3 eggs
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tbsp of olive oil (optional)
Butter for frying.

Mix everything together, ad a dash of butter to the pan, when hot add a bit of the batter. When brown on one side, turn it, and remove once both sides are brown.

Danske pandekager kan be served in many ways. My favorite way, but the messiest way is with vanilla ice cream and marmelade. The traditional way is with drizzled sugar and marmelade, and you can also do like my oldest brother and eat pandekager with bananas and Nutella (Chocolate hazelnut spread). Last week I hosted a Nutella party, so we had left over Nutella for the weekend pancakes. I also love Danish pancakes with fresh strawberries, and the possibilities are endless.
Besides being easy to make, danske pandekager aka Danish pancakes are also very cheap to make. If you use ingredients from Aldi, you really have a cheap recipe on your hands.

5 lb Aldi flour $1.49
5 lb Aldi sugar $2.89
Dozen Aldi eggs $0.99
1 gallon Aldi milk $1.99 
26 oz Aldi Salt $0.33

I only used small amounts of the ingredients, so the true cost is very small.

Do you have any cheap recipes that can be made frugally with ingredients from Aldi?


  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This is a perfect recipe to use as part of our "trip around the world" homeschool year!

  3. These remind me of crepes. How do you get them to be so nice and thin? I'm looking at the recipe and it looks similar to my pancake recipe but my pancakes always turn out fat.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Angela, these are extremely easy to make. I think I started making them at age 7, and my 8 year old son are making them on his own with my supervision now.

    There are no raising agent in the recipe, and it is about getting the right fluid consistency. If you think the pancakes turn out too thick, add a little extra milk. Also, When we first add the mixture to the pan, we turn the pan to make sure it spreads out equal in a circle.