Jenny Lind Pancakes

Of all the female vocalists that ever trod the lyrical stage, Jenny Lind may be entitled European more than any other. Recipes for Pancakes named after the World Class female vocalist of the nineteenth century.

BATTER for French pancakes is made of a pound of flour very gradually moistened with a quart of milk and sixteen beaten eggs, the grated rind and juice of one lemon and a seasoning of salt. This batter is fried in small HOT frying pans, very thin, tossed over, spread with preserves, rolled up and sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are also called JENNY LIND PANCAKES.

French Pancakes—"Jenny Lind Pancakes”

  • 1 pound of flour.
  • 6 ounces of sugar.
  • 14 eggs.
  • ½ pint of milk.
  • 1 large spoonful of melted butter.
  • 1 pint of cream to whip.
  • Half cup of brandy
  • Little salt.


Separate the eggs and mix the yolks with the milk, sauce, or jelly. throw in the sugar, butter, brandy and salt, then all the flour and mix up smooth. Whip the cream and mix that with the batter, then whip the whites and Saleable in the baker's shops. Make them the stir in. Bake thin pancakes in omelet pans.

Being same as directed for apple turnovers with dough not sweet they burn easily. When done on both sides very rich. Use milk to mix up with and the dough spread a spoonful of currant jelly on the pancake will have a better brown color than with water. and roll it up like an omelet.

Sift powdered sugar Wet the edges with egg and water to make them on top. Or, roll up plain and serve a little jelly in stick and keep out the grease. Drop the turnovers the dish. For cheaper kinds see wheat batter cakes.


5 eggs; 6 ozs Hour; enough milk to make a thin batter; 1/2 grated nutmeg; salt to season. Beat the eggs well and add the dour, salt and a little of the milk; beat all to a smooth batter; then add slowly the rest of the milk, beating all the time to a thin batter or thick cream.

Let the frying pan be hot; oil it, and pour in thin; when brown lift over; when done, sprinkle with nutmeg. Spread on the jelly, roll up, and sprinkle with sugar.

They should be sent to the table as soon as possible, and are never good unless eaten at once; but if this is not possible, put them in the oven and let glaze.

To have the cakes very light it is necessary to beat the whites and yolks separately, as for fritter batter.

Who was Jenny Lind?

Of all the female vocalists that ever trod the lyrical stage, Jenny Lind may, more than any other, be entitled European. Such is the eagerness to behold—such is the contention for her possession, that every journal of Europe has been filled with her name for several years past ; and yet, singular to relate—for the fact is, perhaps, beyond all precedent—not one of the myriad critics that have mooted the subject has uttered a syllable in disparagement, much less of sarcasm, as regards the estimate held of her surpassing talents.

She appears to hold the supremacy of song by a totally different tenure from that of any other prima donna. Yet, by her genius alone, her vast superiority is not to be explained—it is that in private life, apart from the illusion of the stage and its conventionality, this young and artless lady shines with a lustre no, borrowed light, no theatrical radiance, could confer.

It is her intrinsic worth of heart and delicacy of mind ; it is in her pure and intense feelings that abide her potency, and which impart to her natural powers of voice and her acquired science, dramatic and musical, an effulgence eclipsing every other development of merely studied art.

A great and noble simplicity, combined with an ardent imagination—a love of nature, refined by poetry of feeling, pervades her whole being ; and those who have beheld her on the stage, and have seen her in private life, divested of many of those external attractions in which consist the fascinations of ordinary women, are astonished to find that there, unadorned, she most rivets their admiration.

Jenny Lind possesses friends of all ages, and the most exalted in rank are amongst her most devoted admirers. In Jenny Lind is typified the great improvement of the morale of the stage. There was a time when actors and actresses, in the eye of the law, were mere vagrants—Molière himself was refused the rites of sepulture, and all that even the most absolute of monarchs could procure for him was a burial by stealth in the middle of the night.

 Extract from G. G. Foster, Ed., Memoir of Jenny Lind, Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources, New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1850.

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