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ARNE & CARLOS’ favourite pancake recipe

Carlos is back! We hope you enjoyed this week’s video and as promised, here is our favourite pancake recipe. Scroll to the end of this post to watch the video.


ARNE & CARLOS’ favourite pancakes:

We have tried many recipes in the past, but this is the best one. The trick is not to add all the milk at once. Add and whisk a little of the milk at a time, for a perfectly smooth batter!

2 eggs

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

6 dl (2 ½ cups) milk

3 dl (1 ¼ cups) flour

2-3 tbsp melted butter


-Add the eggs, salt and sugar into a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy.

-Add the flour and 1/3 of the milk and whisk well. You will now have a very thick batter.

-Continue adding the milk, little by little and whisking as you go, until you have a thin, light, smooth and lump-free batter.

-Melt the butter and stir it into the batter.

-Leave the batter to rest for 30 minutes or one hour.

-Heat a round pan and add a tiny dash of butter to the pan. We like our pancakes super thin in Norway, just as French crêpes so we use approximately 0.75 dl (2 ½ (fluid) ounces) of batter for each pancake, making sure the batter covers the entire bottom of the pan and usually cook them for 30-45 seconds on each side, until golden. 30 knit stitches are approximately 30 seconds, and 30 purl stitches are approximately 45 seconds, in case you are swatching at the same time as Arne likes to do. Add a small dash of butter to the pan after every two pancakes.

Enjoy with either some maple syrup or blueberries and strawberries or Nutella and banana.


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    • Marie Feeley on February 7, 2021 at 7:16 pm


    Can’t wait to try this. Carlos so glad you are home.

    • Jean Dubiel on February 7, 2021 at 7:33 pm


    Welcome back. You look well and ready to get back to work. We all missed you and so glad to know you improved your lung problem. I’m of Scandinavian decent and enjoy all the history and traditions you tell about. I love it. Thanks for doing this.
    I’m from Texas.

    • Judi Shea-Vaillancourt on February 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm


    Carlos and Arne
    I am so glad to see this video. Carlos I am glad that you are feeling a bit better- as a knitter who has had to relearn to knit due to tendonitis I am grateful to have finally stumbled upon your videos.I wish I had found them earlier I might have saved injections in wrists and thumbs. thank you again.

    • Catherine Brocklebank on February 7, 2021 at 8:05 pm


    I cannot tell you how Thrilled 😁 I am that you are back and well.
    You make me so very, very happy!
    I’m just so excited 😆 happy happy happy

    Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦

    • Monica Jenette Tschirhart on February 7, 2021 at 10:52 pm


    My daughter just watched your latest video with me and then insisted we had to have the pancakes for dinner (she’s 4). All around hit for the whole family! Thank you.

    • Alice Sorensen on February 8, 2021 at 2:52 am


    It’s great seeing you back, Carlos! I’m so glad you are doing better. I had Norwegian grandparents and I loved to go visit because Grandma always made what we called “grandpa cakes.” There were six kids in my family so she made a lot of them! At home we had American pancakes.

    • Melanie Dunkley on February 8, 2021 at 3:04 am


    So glad to see you back Carlos. I felt I needed some A&C today, so got out my Knitting Scandinavian Style book and decided I need to see one of your video podcasts, which I love. Added bonus was to read your good news.

    • Madeline Croxall on February 8, 2021 at 11:44 am


    Good to see you back Carlos. You should visit Winster pancake races in Derbyshire, England to see how to flip a pancake
    Thank you for all you knitting tips and sharing your lives

    • Tiffany M on February 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm


    Loved the Dogme style videos too, but so happy that Erik and Anna are able to be in the same place as you now as well. Glad that Norway is doing well!! Welcome home Carlos! Wishes for your continued good health!

    • Jane Griffith on February 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm


    Ooh pancakes my favourite so pleased to see you back home looking forward to some more knitting videosxx

    • Marcia on February 8, 2021 at 2:27 pm


    My friend fell in love with you guys and shared her love. We belong to a knitting group in Neenah, Wisconsin. I showed your mitten and some ladies could actually make them. I am a very basic crocheted. So you have a new Neenah, Wisconsin fan club.

    • Maria on February 8, 2021 at 2:39 pm


    Thank goodness you’re back, Carlos. Stay well and warm!

    • Brigitte on February 8, 2021 at 2:42 pm


    Ich freue mich sehr, Dich wiederzusehen, Carlos und ich hoffe, es geht Dir sehr viel besser! Es ist sehr schön, Euch beide wieder zusammen zu sehen, Arne und Carlos! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Joanna on February 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm


    Glad to see you’re home together again! I love crepes with a dusting of powdered (icing?) sugar and liberal squeeze of lemon. Or with raspberry jam. Roll it up and yum! Arne is too funny with his “swatch timer.”

    • Anne Lokken on February 8, 2021 at 2:58 pm


    Welcome back Carlos, looking well! We used to have Norwegian pancakes for Sunday supper as a family tradition, now I’ll try your recipe!! Thanks!

    • Adrienne Richter on February 8, 2021 at 3:09 pm


    Welcome back, Carlos. You were missed by Arne and the rest of us. I’m looking forward to spending more time with the two of you from now on. Stay well.

  1. Reply

    welcome home, you both must be so glad!!

    • Pascale on February 8, 2021 at 3:14 pm


    Hello dear Arne and Carlos , so cute to see you together again !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Making pancakes , just like children 🙂
    It’s like sun again !
    Bon appétit and full of good things and joyces to you from Alsace.

    • Terry on February 8, 2021 at 3:18 pm


    This was wonderful! I laughed so hard in the beginning! And I am always in awe of your wonderful relationship! You are both an inspiration — thank you. Your video’s are a wonderful tonic in this pandemic.

    • Mary on February 8, 2021 at 3:18 pm


    This was great video. Gave me lots of chuckles. I think it’s wonderful that Arne is learning a bit of cooking so he doesn’t have to eat potato chips for lunch (although sounds good to me). Carlos, you showed great patience — remember, there’s more than one way to crack an egg:) I will use a “pinch” of salt and a “topped” Tablespoon of sugar. I recently bought an induction cooktop and am trying to decide what a good frypan would be for induction. Cast-iron would work but is so heavy. Any suggestions? It is so wonderful to have you two back together and so glad you have regained good health Carlos. Most of us can’t knit/purl as fast as Arne. And … nice close-up of your “ass” Arne — my first great laugh of the day.

      • Jackie Wheaton on February 15, 2021 at 1:38 am


      I too want to know what is the best pan to use. My cast iron is very heavy.

    • Meg on February 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm


    So glad to see Carlos looking well and happy.

    Your pancake recipe is the same as mine. I hope they taste as good as yours.

    • Mike Graham on February 8, 2021 at 3:43 pm


    So glad to see you home Carlos. Best wishes for good health. Lots of fun to see this video and Arne’s knitting/purling
    timing for pancakes!

    • Maryann on February 8, 2021 at 4:15 pm


    My joy has returned to my life! I am so happy that Carlos and Arne have once again provided me with such uplifting entertainment and information. My Grandmother was German and made “funakuka” for us. We wrapped ours with grape jelly. Never knew they were actually crepes until I became an adult. I find it fascinating how different cultures have similar foods. We are one people. Welcome back! Love you fellows.

    • Laurel Quinn on February 8, 2021 at 4:21 pm


    Hi Arne and Carlos,
    It is so fun to see both of you in the kitchen together. I make crèpes, so now I will make your pancakes. I will try the swatching while making pancakes. You two are wonderful.

    • Katherine Frydenborg on February 8, 2021 at 5:17 pm


    Welcome home, Carlos! You both are so funny – pure joy. Now to make your pancakes; they do look so good. Be well, Katherine

    • Anne on February 8, 2021 at 5:23 pm


    You’ve been in my thoughts. So glad to have you back doing what you enjoy and we enjoy seeing and learning!

    • Martha Bialik on February 8, 2021 at 5:28 pm


    So enjoyed watching you both this morning as I sat and knitted by the fire with my coffee, husband and pets nearby. Carlos, welcome home. You are looking well. Arne, you are a beautiful person and an excellent flipper of pancakes. I look forward to trying your recipe. You, together, bring such joy and light. Love to you both.

    • Tom Michels on February 8, 2021 at 5:51 pm


    Welcome back, glad you are both doing well. I am loving this recipe and video. Growing up in Chicago Dad made these for us on weekends, usually a Sunday breakfast. We called them Swedish pancakes but they are the same from what I can tell. We spread them with jam, rolled them up and sprinkled them with powdered sugar or just rolled them up and put maple syrup on them. We loved them. Wonderful memories too.

    • Leah on February 8, 2021 at 5:53 pm


    These look and sound so yummy. I plan to try them with my family this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • ROGER J. CAOUETTE on February 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm


    Welcome home Carlos. I missed you guys. hoping 2021 is a better year for us all.

    • Cecile Haley on February 8, 2021 at 6:15 pm


    Happy to see you back and healthy Carlos! I love Arne’s way of timing his pancakes. I call those crepes because I am French from Canada. We do pancakes as well. Great job. Most enjoyable!

    • Michelle Waite on February 8, 2021 at 7:38 pm


    So glad Carlos is back! My husband is still in amazement that Carlos didn’t have to pay for his treatment. (We live in the U.S.A)
    I love to watch your videos because you both crack me up. You can bicker, but you are always giving each other positive compliments. Word of advice to Arne, ( Don’t let Carlos know you can really cook, otherwise you will have to cook all the time. My husband cooked all the time until I showed him that I am a really good cook. So Arne, BEWARE!)

    • Sandra on February 8, 2021 at 8:35 pm


    Thank you for this! I laughed out loud.
    Welcome home Carlos, you look well.

    • Vi on February 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm


    So happy you two are back, and that you are feeling better, Carlos. Loved this video! You two really make my day!🤗

    • Julia Burgess on February 8, 2021 at 9:38 pm


    The pan is not flat because it is warped. High heat and lots of usage can cause that

    • Ida Victoria on February 8, 2021 at 10:18 pm


    The recipe looks yummy. Carlos I so glad that you’re back and having your friends film you and Arne makes a difference, doesn’t it? Stay well and enjoy those pancakes!

    • Leonora Wait on February 8, 2021 at 10:22 pm


    So glad Carlos is better to support Arne while he makes pancakes. Now I’m hungry! You two are such happy guys. Fun to watch and learn and have really helped make our Covid quarantine bearable.

    • Karen Spalink on February 8, 2021 at 10:32 pm


    Welcome home Carlos! Continued recovery !

    • Carol costa on February 8, 2021 at 10:52 pm


    So happy that you two are together again. Carlos, you look well rested and healthy. As I watched you make those pancakes, I was brought back to a trip to England so many years ago and the woman I stayed with taught me to make the crepe pancakes. Good bye Aunt Jemima for good. I don’t make any other pancakes!!!

    • Larisa Keselman on February 8, 2021 at 11:46 pm


    Carlos glad you are back and looking rested! Nice to see both of you! The recipe is very similar to Russian blini (blitz).

    • Ines on February 8, 2021 at 11:53 pm


    I grew up with the same kind of pancakes, Arne, you are doing a wonderful job. While I was watching you, I figured out why the first one is different, the pan is not hot enough. My father could flip the pancakes with the pan, it’s not only in movies. In Canada we call these pancakes Crepes. I really like them with a bit of sugar and lemon juice.
    Carlos, you look healthy and seem in good spirits.
    Stay healthy you two, Ines

    • Judith on February 9, 2021 at 12:17 am


    Hi: Looks like Carlos is doing really well!
    My mother (English) used to make crepe this way and served with butter, sugar and lemon juice – they were wonderful. In New Zealand they make drop scones (pikelets) mini little pancakes served with butter jam and cream also yummy.
    I had better get cooking thank you for the inspiration!

    • Louise R Murphy on February 9, 2021 at 1:24 am


    3 minutes into the video and I am already laughing—I love you guys.

    • Agnes on February 9, 2021 at 3:17 am


    So glad you are back, Carlos. You were missed.

    • Carolyn Timms on February 9, 2021 at 3:56 am


    Such a lovely little funny video! Great to witness the banter between the two of you and the pancakes looked lovely! Thanks Arne for a new method of timing cooking although you didn’t tell us how to avoid getting the cooking grease/dough into your knitting!

    Really good to see you back Carlos!

    • Rose Chaieb on February 9, 2021 at 9:14 am


    Firstly I was so pleased to see Carlos home and looking well!😊 Arne I love your style of cooking-from the ‘murdering’ of the eggs to the topped off spoon of sugar, you just make me laugh so much! 😂🤣 It will be Pancake Day here in the UK soon and although this recipe is very similar to mine ( I use 1 egg and veg oil instead of butter and add sugar afterwards) I’m going to try your recipe because the pancakes look delicious 😋 We make a meal of ours, savoury pancakes to start( filled with anything from tuna, mayo and sweetcorn to fried mushrooms or leftover chicken with a white sauce!) and then we have some for dessert too! My daughters like to try different combinations Nutella is a favourite here too but also peanut butter and banana inside and honey drizzled over the top. I like a squeeze of lemon and sprinkling of sugar personally 😋 The problem we seem to encounter is which pan to use! We have a small cast iron one which cooks them quickly but also burns if you’re not careful, or a lightweight non-stick pan which is the perfect size but takes a lot longer to cook. We cook on the Aga which is great most of the time but you really need a heavy pan to get good contact.
    Anyway enough of my rambling!! It’s just brilliant to see you both, back together and I look forward to Wednesdays episode so we can hear all your latest news and capers!! 😂

    Stay safe and keep warm and well🙏🤞🏼
    Best wishes from Rose in Surrey, UK

    • arlene j shipper on February 9, 2021 at 3:17 pm


    Great news! So good to have you back home Carlos. Looking forward to new sessions with you both up and running!

    • Rachel Williamson on February 9, 2021 at 3:25 pm


    So nice to see you both!
    Glad you are home Carlos and looking so well.

    • Judy Chase on February 9, 2021 at 4:37 pm


    It’s so great to see you both together again. Carlos, thank you for timing Arne. If I judged when my pancake was ready to flip by how long it takes me to pearl 30 stitches there would be a fire in my kitchen. 😂.

    Arne, I can’t believe how fast you knit, half the time you’re not even looking at your hands. Amazing.

    Take good care of yourselves.

    • Roberta Nelson on February 9, 2021 at 9:21 pm


    My father used to make these for my brother and I, but we called them Swedish Pancakes. He couldn’t make them fast enough for us.

    • Kayann on February 10, 2021 at 1:29 am


    Wonderful to see you both back! I enjoyed the pancake demo with the knitting timer. We make crepes with a very similar batter every Sunday. Our favorite toppings are raspberries grown here at our farm and almond milk vanilla yogurt! Looking forward to hearing more about the past months’ activities on Wednesday.

    • SandraM on February 10, 2021 at 3:11 am


    Welcome back Carlos! So happy you’re back home and doing well. Looking forward to seeing you and Arne in new adventures!
    Greetings from NYC!

    • Racine on February 10, 2021 at 4:50 pm


    So excited that you are both back and I can’t wait to make some of my own pancakes, them you for sharing

    • Kathleen Allan on February 11, 2021 at 1:48 am


    So so happy!! Just discovered you are back and better, Carlos!! Arne, you look lit up inside. So wonderful to have you back!!!!!

    • Leslie Chisholm on February 11, 2021 at 3:45 am


    I am SO HAPPY to SEE you Carlos!! And you too Arne! I am glad to have you both back and I am looking forward to more episodes as you are able to. Make sure you keep looking after yourselves and eat good and get lots of rest!! You both light up youtube with your podcasts. So so happy! Thank you for sharing this recipe and sharing your wonderful selves with all of us. 🙂

    • Claudia Swee on February 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm


    Glad to see you back Carlos, know being in hospital can be boring even before Covid restrictions. I retired from nursing after 45 years. Live in the middle of the United States and we have been having temps in the 0 to -10 F range and going to get colder this weekend. Knitiing socks with some Pairfect yarn that I got for Christmas. Keep doing your exercises and deep breathe.

    • Gail Knife Chief on February 11, 2021 at 7:57 pm


    Carlos, I personally like Arne’s name for his new square, “Waiting for Carlos to come home.” Why, because it shares with you and us how he was feeling about the time you were apart. What a great compliment Arne was bestowing upon you Carlos by naming has he did.

    Knitting with love….Gail Knife Chief

    • Mary-Lu on February 12, 2021 at 8:50 am


    So glad Carlos is home from hospital. Exciting to have you back after discovering the Advent ball videos which were a highlight of our Christmas preparations. The pancakes looked delicious even though I was a bit doubtful that they would succeed! We watched after dinner but still felt pancake envy! We went back into a 5 day lockdown today and needed a bit of cheering up. Thank you!

    • Jackie Wheaton on February 15, 2021 at 1:42 am


    Hungry and giggly, hmm? Thanks for the pancake lesson. I’m on vacation and I think I’ll make some of these tomorrow. Maybe spoon on some raspberry preserves and sprinkle confectionery sugar on top. Nutella sounds good too, but like Carlos, I could be addicted to it.

    • Katherine Brydon on February 16, 2021 at 3:55 am


    Tomorrow, February 16 is Pancake Tuesday. I was going to make my mother’s Oatmeal pancakes, but now I’m thinking I will make these. Thank you for fun and funny episode!!!!!

    • Marcia Sullivan on February 26, 2021 at 4:29 pm


    How lovely to share your pancake recipe.
    Sunday breakfast coming to my
    Hilton Head Island, SC USA table!
    Perfect lighter than the usual served here.
    AND just to let u know I am an Arne and Carlos groupie for several years.

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