This recipe couldn’t be more simple or delicious. It’s a treasured breakfast dish that Jeanette Irwin served to guests for years at her historic Honey House Bed and Breakfast in Phoenix. Jeanette’s recipe is for Swedish Oven Pancakes, and I think it’s going to be one of your favorites, especially this time of year when out of town guests arrive for the holidays. It’s also perfect for a family style Sunday breakfast! Jeanette shared with me why this recipe is so special. “This is the heritage recipe that I had always for my guests. My great-grandmother came here from Sweden and it’s her recipe for Swedish Oven Pancakes. These pancakes are also called Pankannugen or Ugnspannkaka, and I bake my Pankannugen in a “pam”, or ceramic dish.” I tested Jeanette’s recipe it in a glass casserole dish and it turned out beautifully. It whips together in just a few minutes and is absolutely delicious, especially served with butter and maple syrup. So, a big thumbs up on this one. Thank you Jeanette, for allowing us to enjoy your heritage one delicious bite at time!
About the Honey House:
It was Featured on HGTV’s “If Walls Could Talk” Honey House was homesteaded in 1895. The original owner was the first agricultural agent for Arizona to teach beekeeping to the farmers. At one time there were 1,500 bee hives on the property. The giant eucalyptus in front of the house was declared a “Great Tree of Arizona” in 2004 by Gov. Napolitano.
If I create it, then I get to name it, right? So, I’m naming this scrumptious, moist strawberry bake the Strawberry Excuse Cake! Because, beside a delicious ruby red batter made from fresh crushed strawberries and jell-o, The top is, well, over the top! The cake is basically an excuse to incorporate all of your favorite cake toppings! I’ve added things like strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, star fruit and chopped Snickers bars, but you can add whatever your heart desires! Besides achieving a deep, rich cake batter, I also wanted the real flavor of fresh strawberries to come through, so instead of the cup of water required in the cake mix, I replaced the water with strawberry juice. (For this recipe I used V-8 V-Fusion Strawberry Banana Juice) This optional, but I also added several tablespoons of strawberry liqueur to the batter, which gave the cake another boost of berry! Buttercream or a white icing goes beautifully with this strawberry cake and all of the delicious topping! Need an excuse to make dessert this week? This one takes the cake!