Roasted Rhubarb,Strawberries and Clafoutis meets Finnish style “pannukakku” (oven pancake)

It has been raining like crazy! Not much to do, but stay inside and surf in web for recipes and dream about sunshine and warmth.





This recipe is a combination of two different and delicious desserts.Both of them I do quite often because Kiddo loves them.

The clafoutis comes from the Limousin region of France, and while black cherries are traditional, there are numerous variations using other fruits, including red cherries, plums, prunes, apples, pears,cranberries or blackberries. When other kinds of fruit are used instead of cherries, the dish is properly called a flaugnarde.



Pannukakku or oven pancake is Finnish dessert which every kid loves and knows in Finland. It is usually baked simply on oven pan and served with strawberry jam and whipped cream. This time I thought of taking it bit further and trying to combine both recipes.

So here you go.This is what you will need:

  • 30 g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 dl spelt flour
  • 1,5 dl sugar
  • 3 dl milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • little salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract


  1. Preheat oven to 180-200c
  2. Using a blender, combine the milk, 1dl sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour, and blend.
  3. Lightly butter a baking dish, and pour a 3cm layer of the blended mixture over the bottom.I used 20cm loose bottom cake form but small oven tray is fine too. Set remaining batter aside.
  4. Place dish into the oven for about 7-10 minutes, until a film of batter sets in the pan, but the mixture is not baked through. Remove from oven (but don’t turn the oven off, yet).
  1. Distribute the strawberries and roasted rhubarb over the set batter in the pan, then sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Pour the remaining batter over the cherries and sugar.(recipe for the roasted rhubarb is here:


  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until the clafouti is puffed and brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  2. Sprinkle with powdered sugar

Serve with ice cream or vanilla sauce when it is still warm…



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