Pannu Kakku – 50 Mins

My great-grandparents immigrated to Alberta from Finland in the early 1900’s.  Life on the prairies for settler families wasn’t easy and cooking was one of those challenges.  This recipe is a comfort food meal that they could make, even with the limited ingredients available before the CN line made it this far west.

Serve it hot with Saskatoon berry preserves for a prairie twist on this Scandinavian classic!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Melt the butter in a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the beaten eggs and milk; mix well. Tilt the baking pan to coat all of the sides with butter, then pour the excess butter into the batter, and mix until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve hot!

    Recipe by Kristin Westersund