Svele is very similar to a waffle recipe. Instead of a waffleiron, you only need a pan, and buttermilk for this recipe. Some families call it svele, some call it Lapper. Normally a svele is a little bit larger, and lapper is a smaller version. When you look at them you probably think American pancakes, but these are much sweeter, and a different recipe. And we would never eat them for breakfast. Maybe as lunch from a grocery store, but mostly as a cake/dessert type of meal. I recommend to fry them on low heat so they don’t get burned, and you give them time to be just a tiny bit runny inside to get that perfect consistence.

Measurements and Ingredients


4 eggs
2 dl. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. vanilla
8 dl. buttermilk
10 dl. white flour
100g butter

Addition Information

Servings: 15-20 Svele
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


Add eggs and sugar to a large bowl, and whisk.
Add vanilla and baking powder, and whisk this as well.
Add buttermilk and flour. Add one cup of flour at the time.
Add melted butter as the last ingredient.
Lightly butter a frying pan, and fry thick pancake-shaped svele on medium heat.
Pour in some batter and let it fry for at least 1 minute.
After a minute you can flip the svele.
After frying for another minute, you can flip it again and check that you’ve gotten color to this side as well.
Serve with ice cream, brown cheese, and raspberry jam.

Homemade Berry Coulis

Measurements & Ingredients

A quick recipe for berry coulis

400 grams of mix of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
400 grams of refined sugar.
Add a few drops of liquid vanilla extract.


– Mix all the ingredients in a medium-sized casserole and bring to a boil.
– Let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
– Use a sift to separate the juice from the berries.
– Pour onto a ”chefs” squeeze bottle
– Cool in fridge for 24 hours

Add to french toasts, and deserts.

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