Gustaf Dalén's mini pancakes with jam

Gustaf Dalén

Gustaf Dalén

Inventor
1869 – 1937

The engineer and inventor Gustaf Dalén grew up in the small town of Stenstorp in the Swedish countryside. Dalén is the man behind several revolutionary inventions, most notably within lighthouse technology, which have made him famous worldwide.

Gustaf Dalén’s interest in engineering and science began at a young age. At age 13 he invented an alarm clock that could not only wake you up, but also turn on the light and put the kettle on – already in 1882. As an adult Dalén would steer the industrial company AGA to great success within the field of technological innovation. Not even a gas explosion, that resulted in Dalén losing his sight, would stop him from working – the desire and will to realise his ideas was too strong. In 1912, just two weeks after the accident, Gustaf Dalén was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his inventions in lighthouse technology.

Long before all the success and grand prizes, Gustaf was a regular young boy who found the greatest joy in something as simple as the traditional Swedish dish – mini pancakes with jam.

Photo: Hugo Edlund, Tekniska Museet

Gustaf Dalén's mini pancakes with jam
Clarifying notes by Ankarsrum are marked in red

Ingredients

Portions: –
Metric
US
2 eggs 
1 tsp salt 
3 tsp sugar
2 1/2 cups milk
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tbsp melted butter

Directions

Step 1

Whisk together the eggs and milk, and slowly sieve in the flour. Add the melted butter.

Step 2

Heat up a mini pancake pan and fry the pancakes. Serve with strawberry jam.

Make it easier with Ankarsrum Assistent Original

A pancake batter is effortlessly mixed together in your Ankarsrum Assistent Original using the whisking bowl and balloon whisks. For a crisper result, let the batter swell an hour before frying the pancakes.

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