Friday, June 06, 2008

Strawberry Pancake Cake

  • Pancakes of the swedish thin type, as many as you like
  • Strawberry jam
  • Whipped cream, 4-5dl/1 (1/2-2 cups)
  • Fresh strawberries

Layer pancakes, whipped cream and jam together, use only whipped cream on the last pancake. Decorate with fresh strawberries. Ready to serve.

If you have any pansies (johny jump-ups) laying around you can use them as decoration - they are edible.

Strawberries are easy to grow indoors. I sugest chosing plants from a variety that sets fruits perpetually and filling a number of hanging baskets to get a seizable harvest. Polinating the flowers with a soft brush may also be a good idea - that's what I do.


I'm pretty fond of Cafe Press. The feeling of seeing one's pictures printed professionally on everything from teddybears to posters is hard to beat. That's why I started a small shop, Indoor Potager, to put up my pic of the day there. If you like the blog or the photo you can buy some prints. (I'm doing this for the fun of it, but this doesn't keep me from saying "Shop 'till you drop!" ;-) )

Prints of today's pic here.


ceridwen said...

Hmmm...and thats my second reminder re Swedish pancakes recently (the first being we have a Swedish contributor to a popular cookery "thread" on At this rate - I can feel a cooking session coming on. No lingonberry preserve nearby unfortunately - no IKEA near me here!



Rosengeranium said...

Strictly speaking you don't need lingonberry preserve for a pancake cake - strawberries or blueberries are prefered. (If you get your hands on some it would be a tasty cake, with the hint of bitterness in the lingonberries mixing well with the softness of the cream.)

Anonymous said...

I'm working on an outdoor container garden and starting to plan an indoor one for the fall/winter. Where can I find more information on growing strawberries indoors and pollinating manually?

Rosengeranium said...

I've always grown them 'barbarian style' (ie. by avoiding any available information there is and just put the seeds in the soil to see if they grow). On I found a pretty good article on the subject
How To Grow Strawberries I A Container.

They don't mention manual pollination but it's quite easy to do. Use a soft brush (one for watercolour painting is good), grip a flower gently and strike a few strokes over the yellow center, then continue to the next flower and do exactly the same. Work through all the flowers in this way. This gives better fruits. I just checked upon my son's strawberries that have been left without pollination, and eventhough there is some swelling, most of the prospective berry just dries away and hardens to a button of nuts.