On This Day in 1917 – Tänä Päivänä 1917

March 18

Pehr Evind Svinhufvud was a Finnish politician and a judge who was working against the Russification of Finland. In 1914 governor-general Franz Seyn imprisoned him and sent him to Siberia. When he was finishing his third winter there his wife Ellen came to visit him in Kolyvan. She was just packing to go back to Finland to take care of their two youngest children of six, when Svinhufvud learned of the new political developments. He marched to the police station and yelled: “Gentlemen, the one who sent me here has been imprisoned. I am going home now!” It took them a day to find an official permission and a train ticket to Helsinki. At the same time the bloodshed of military officers continued in Helsinki. Including the murder of Adrian Nepenin, the admiral who had sent Franz Seyn to St Petersburg and hosted the Finnish politicians on his ship the same day, including Ståhlberg, Castrén, Nevanlinna, Paasikivi, and Kallio. The final counts of the Helsinki massacre victims vary between 50 and 150. Russian military commanders in Helsinki Market Square on 17 of March celebrate by climbing on the Havis Amanda fountain.  

Maaliskuun 18

Pehr Evind Svinhufvud oli suomalainen poliitikko ja tuomari, joka vastusti Suomen venäläistämistä. Vuonna 1914 kenraalikuvernööri Franz Seyn vangitsi hänet ja passitti Siperiaan. Kun kolmas talvi siellä oli lopuillaan, hänen vaimonsa Ellen tuli  käymään Kolyvanissa. Ellen oli juuri pakkaamassa kotimatkaa varten hoitaakseen Suomessa heidän kahta nuorinta kuudesta lapsesta, kun Svinhufvud tuli tietämään poliittisista tapahtumista. Hän marssi poliisikamarille ja jyrähti: “Hyvät herrat, se joka minut tänne lähetti  on vangittu. Nyt minä lähden takaisin kotiin!” Päivän ajan etsittiin virallista lupaa ennenkuin se ja junalippu Helsinkiin järjestyi. Samaan aikaan Helsingissä upseerien verilöyly jatkui. Kuten Adrian Nepenin murha, admiraali joka lähetti kenraalikuvernööri Franz Seynin Pietariin ja samana päivänä isännöi suomalais-poliittikkoja laivallaan mukaanlukien Ståhlberg, Castrén, Nevanlinna, Paasikivi, ja Kallio. Helsingin verilöylyn lopulliset uhriluvut ovat 50 ja 150 välillä. Venäläisiä matruuseja oli Helsingin Kauppatorilla 17. maaliskuuta   juhlimassa ja he kipusivat Havis Amanda -suihkukaivon päälle.

March 16

Mihail Aleksandrovitš Romanov, brother of Tzar Nikolai II, is forced to decline the offer of Russian crown by the Constituent National Assembly of Russia. Nikolai and his family are imprisoned. Meanwhile in Helsinki the governor-general Franz Seyn gets an invitation to visit the flagship of Admiral Nepenin – he is imprisoned and taken to St. Petersburg. The unrest on Helsinki streets starts to include shootings of officers by their highest ranking military footmen. This is the start of the Helsinki massacre that lasts three days. Russian insurgents and Finnish working class troops are celebrating in Helsinki. 

Maaliskuun 16

Venäjän perustulakia säätävä kansalliskokous pakottaa Mihail Aleksandrovitš Romanovin, tsaari Nikolai II :n veljen, hylkäämään tarjouksen Venäjän kruunusta. Nikolai perheineen pidätetään. Samaan aikaan Helsingissä kenraalikuvernööri Franz Seyn saa kutsun vierailla admiraali Nepeninin lippulaivalla – hänet pidätetään ja viedään Pietariin. Helsingin kaduilla mellakoinnit yltyvät kun matruusit ampuvat upseereitaan. Tämä on Helsingin verilöylyn alkua, jota kestää kolme päivää. Venäjän kapinalliset ja Suomen työväen joukot juhlivat Helsingissä. 

March 15

Tzar Nikolai II was the son of Alexander III and the Grand Duke of Finland since 1894, the latest member of The House of Romanov that had been ruling over Russia since 1613. On March 15, 1917 he was forced to abdicate the throne by the insurgents. His last attempt was to pass the crown to his brother Mihail which he did on this day. Nikolai fell in love with a German princess Alexandra, one of the most famous lovestories in the history, and they had four daughters and a son Alexei. The actions of March 15, 1917 were to stop Alexei from inheriting the crown.

Maaliskuun 15

Tsaari Nikolai II oli Aleksanteri III:n poika ja Suomen Suurlähettiläs vuodesta 1894 lähtien, viimeisin jäsen Romanovien perheestä, joka oli vallinnut Venäjää vuodesta 1613. Tänä maaliskuun 15 päivänä kapinalliset pakottivat hänet luopumaan kruunusta. Viimeisenä keinona hän yritti siirtää kruunun veljelleen, Mikhail:lle. Nikolai rakastui saksalaiseen prinsessa Alexandraan, yksi historian kuuluisimmista rakkaustarinoista, ja heillä oli neljä tytärtä ja poika Aleksei. Tämän maaliskuun 15 1917 tavoite oli estää Aleksei perimästä kruunua.

March 12

Lieutenant General Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, 49 years old and served the Tzar over 30 years, is back in St. Petersburg after a family vacation in Finland. He is watching at the anxiety on the street thru the window at Hotel d’Europe. There is a knock at the door – it is a hotel caretaker, who tells that officers are being seized in the building. Gustaf dresses up in street clothes and the caretaker shows him to an emergency exit. At the same time in Astoria, another St. Petersburg hotel, officers are hunted like game… the revolving door is frozen with blood. The trip to friends involves security stops where Gustaf explains that he just arrived from Finland and that his papers are in the luggage at the railway station. While hiding in St. Petersburg he would have been caught many times, but Gustaf was masquerading, for example he would wear a bathrobe and continue talking on a phone when the house was inspected.

Maaliskuun 12

Kenraaliluutnantti Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, 49 vuotias ja palvellut tsaaria yli 30 vuotta, on takaisin Pietarissa Suomessa vietetyn kotiloman jälkeen. Hän katselee Hotel d’Europen ikkunasta kadun levottomuutta. Ovelle koputetaan – se on vanha vahtimestari, joka kertoo että upseereja pidätetään rakennuksessa. Gustaf pukee päälleen siviiliasun ja vahtimestari opastaa hänet varauloskäytävään. Samaan aikaan toisessa Pietarin hotellissa, nimeltä Astoria, upseereja metsästetään kuin riistaa… hotellin pyöröovi jähmettyy verestä. Matka ystävien luo sisältää tarkastuspisteitä, joissa Gustaf selittää juuri tulleensa Suomesta ja paperit ovat matkalaukussa aseman säilytyksessä. Pietarissa lymyillessä hän olisi jäänyt kiinni moneen otteeseen, mutta Gustaf käytti naamioitumiskeinoja, kuten esimerkiksi pukeutui kylpytakkiin ja jatkoi puhelinkeskusteluaan kun taloa tarkastettiin.

 

March 10

The General Strike begins in St. Petersburg (then Petrograd, the capitol of Russia). A culmination of strikes that started two days earlier, on March 8 “International Women’s Day” when women went on strike in St. Petersburg, which marks the beginning of “February Revolution”. Note that we here use the Gregorian calendar that is in use today, while Russia back then had the Julian calendar that dates 13 days earlier, so these events were called “February Revolution”. The main reason for strikes was the shortage of food, the winter had been harsh for delivery and a bakery after another were closing their doors. The streets of St. Petersburg started to be a scenery of fights between the government and the working class.

Maaliskuun 10

Pietarissa (silloinen Venäjän pääkaupunki) alkaa yleislakko. Tämä lakkojen yhteymä alkoi jo kaksi päivää aiemmin, maaliskuun 8 päivä Kansainvälisenä Naistenpäivänä kun Pietarin naiset menivät lakkoon, mikä aloitti “Helmikuun Vallankumouksen”.  Huomaa että me käytämme tässä gregoriaanista kalenteria, joka on käytössä näinä päivinä, kun silloinen Venäjä käytti juliaanista kalenteria, joka on 13 päivää jäljessä, ja siksi näitä tapahtumia kutsutaan nimellä “Helmikuun Vallankumous”. Pääsyy lakkoiluun oli ruuan puute, talvi oli ollut vaikea liikenteelle ja leipomo toisensa jälkeen sulki ovensa. Pietarin kadut tulivat hallitusvallan ja työläisten taistelu tantereeksi.

 

Celebrating Laskiainen in Palo, MN

By Betsey Norgard

Laskiainen – The longest-running ethnic festival in Minnesota

On February 4-5, 2017, Saturday and Sunday, the small communities of Palo and Markham, Minnesota,  welcomed hundreds of folks from near and far to Laskiainen, just as they have for 80 years.

Started in the 1930s by the Finns who had settled that area some 40 years earlier, Laskiainen (“Shrovetide”) celebrates both the beginning of Lent as well as the beginning of the returning light. Looking toward a new growing season, the centuries-old custom in Finland was that people at Laskiainen would toboggan down the hills, and the family who traveled the farthest would grow the best and longest flax that summer.

But much more has kept all the people in the cars that filled two county-fair-sized parking lots coming back to Palo year after year. A big draw is the food—kropsu (Finnish oven pancake) with strawberry sauce and leipäjuusto (squeaky cheese), mojakka (beef stew), and pea soup, with lines that are long but definitely worth the wait. Or, the several rooms full of artisans demonstrating and selling traditional crafts, accordion waltzes and polkas, or many other activities. But my favorite was the historical museum, a room jam-packed with history, stories, photos, and items from Finnish immigrant life in that area—wooden skis, rag rugs, flax, wooden spoons, kanteles, and instructions on making squeaky cheese—old traditions that came alive with local residents demonstrating and telling stories.

One well-known resident and former Miss Laskiainen is Gerry Kangas, who met her husband, John, on the sliding hill at Laskiainen in eighth grade. Together, until his death in 2009, they had a big part in keeping Laskiainen thriving and developing the museum. She worked with the Smithsonian Institution in 1980 when it featured Laskiainen in Washington. 

Gerry Kangas loves to tell stories in the Loon Lake Museum about the lives of Palo Finnish immigrants.

Outside the community center, the ice slides down the hill onto Loon Lake had lines of families waiting for the ride; the less adventurous enjoyed horse-drawn wagon rides.

Laskiainen celebrated doubly this year—the80th anniversary of the festival, making it the longest-running ethnic festival in Minnesota, but also the 100th anniversary of the independence of Finland. A proclamation posted on the wall declared February to be Finland 100 Month in Palo and Markham.

Today, Laskiainen is still celebrated in Finland as families go sledding and return home to eat pea soup and Laskiainen buns with almond paste, fatty foods that in olden days also guaranteed good crops.

Steve’n’Seagulls concert Feb 7, 2017

Steve’n’Seagulls – Lokit.

February 7, 2017

Turf Club, St Paul, MN

A bit of a heavy metal fan here just like most of us from Finland it seems, I had stumbled upon the Steve’n’Seagulls videos a couple of years back. What a fresh touch on heavy metal – an anvil for an instrument – banjo, accordion, and the spoons… Learned that they are touring US  – this I had to see!

Turf Club had a shared local business parking in the back spilling onto the streets… should have taken the light-rail with a stop right in front. The doors had opened at 7pm, and shortly after I spotted the Seagulls band members mingling with the crowds and hosting their merchandise table. Chatted with them in Finnish of which Lokit (Seagulls) offered beautiful accents. Turned out that their tour schedule was pretty tough – 24 shows in 26 days all across USA and we were number 7. But no matter, they responded to every question with a smile or a quick joke, showing SISU at its’ best. 

The Seagulls (Lokit) started at 9 pm and the place was packed. Iron Maiden, Metallica… the covers kept rolling on… fans cheered on… Sound of the drums was beating in my heart, the thunder of guns tore me apart, I was Thunderstruck!  The vision never dies, life’s a never ending wheel, Holy diver! So when I was waiting for the next attack I better stand there’s no turning back, I’m a Trooper! Then the walls start shaking, the earth was quaking, my mind was aching, when their music Shook me all night long! It was getting late and I needed some time all alone, everybody needs some time on their own.. or I’ll just end up walking in the cold November rain!

Although it was February and no snowing when I walked back to my car thinking – what a show! What an honest bunch of great musicians!

612 Sauna Society – The Sauna Debut Feb 1, 2017

FinnSource was there to record this historic moment when

The 612 Sauna Society of Twin Cities, MN, introduced their new Sauna to the public February 1, 2017

 

Surly Brewing Company has the perfect grounds to host a sauna party. The 612 Sauna Society wisely chose this spot, at the center of Twin Cities , to start the co-op functions and parking the new mobile sauna there for the month of February.

SAUNA is a Finnish word, tracing back to phonetics of the word for smoke (savu). The health benefits of sauna are world known and have new scientific backing. So we were eager to participate in this 612 Sauna Society’s Launch. Why “612”, you may ask, is it for the Finnish independence day of December 6?  Nope – these folks started to gather together in Minneapolis at the phone area code 612. A happy coincidence!

Surly Brewing Co had arranged a winter version of Kraftskiva, the creyfish festival of Sweden. Delicious smoked sturgeon was also served, along with Surly beer of course, all outside on the wintery deck of Surlys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges took the stand first, her advice to beat the bitter cold was to jump in the sauna. St Paul Mayor Chris Coleman showed an example on how not to be cold, and not to shiver, even with sub-zero temperatures. The heart of 612 Sauna Society John Pederson thanked all volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

And so we went down to the backyard of Surly’s to see the Sauna inside. The ground was laid with wooden grids to comfort the bare foot. Inside the black housing was an enormous space of a dressing area and the sauna heat room. The rough finish of the wall paneling gave an intence wood aroma in the large steam-room with a wood-burning stove. People sat on the bench with their winter gear on and threw a little bit of water on the stones for a hint of löyly.

To imagine all the happy moments that are to forthcome in this sauna room – great work 612 – kiitos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can contact and join the 612 Sauna Society here.

Piano Music from Finland – for 20 years

For 20 years Craig Randal Johnson has performed “Piano Music from Finland”. This year he has put up a special Independence Program, please join in!

Piano music recital – Finnish Classical Music Past and Present

For this twentieth year of “Piano Music from Finland” Craig Randal Johnson will play a program featuring music closely related to Finnish independence 100 years ago, as well as the Finnish Civil War period. Featured composer is Einojuhani Rautavaara, who passed away last summer, and is considered one of the most important composers since Sibelius. You will hear music by Jean Sibelius also, as well as Toivo Kuula, Joonas Kokkonen, Leevi Madetoja and Erkki Melartin.

Message from Craig:

“The program will focus on music and composers working at the time of Finnish independence as well as the Civil War.   The connection between two giants of Finnish history, Gustaf Mannerheim and Jean Sibelius, will be explored.    There will be a tribute to the late great composer Einojuhani Rautavaara as well.      Plan to attend this program of great piano music relating to Finnish history.”

The concert will take place Jan. 23 at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Blvd, Edina, at 7 p.m.
Admission is free, but donations will be welcome to support this recital and upcoming programs in the ‘Finnish Classical Music Past and Present’ series.
For our Calendar Entry click here.

Finland 100 Inauguration Jan 14, 10 am

It was a bright winter morning downtown Minneapolis when Finns and alike gathered at the Orchestra Hall. With close to zero Fahrenheit temperatures, sunshine, and fresh snow, the weather could not have been better for a Finland 100 Inauguration event. The Atrium was a perfect place to kick off our year of events, as the mobile sauna was parked out on the Peavey Plaza and visible through the glass walls. The room was packed with people young and old, near and far, with a vast spectrum of spirituality, talent, and affluence.

Very fittingly, Honorary Consul Marianne Wargelin started by stating that the theme of Finland 100 is Together (Yhdessä). She continued reading out loud the Proclamation given by Governer Mark Dayton the night before. After many hilarious “where as” statements he proclaimed that January 2017 is declared as the month of Finland 100 in Minnesota. The applauds reflected the pride of us all in our heritage and the beautiful moment to be able to share these words together.

Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, visiting from Washington DC, responded as Representative of Government of Finland. She welcomed us all to celebrate Finland, not only on December 6th, but throughout the year. It warmed our hearts to hear that her Minnesota experience has been extremely positive. Music Director of Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä, also serving as Honorary Chair of Finland 100 Minnesota, continued with insightful comments on the importance of music when the young nation of Finland was searching for identity. He credits the nation’s interest in classical music to Jean Sibelius, a point that Vänskä has proved many times with superb conduction of the works of Sibelius.

Children of Suomi Koulu and Salolampi Language Village appeared on the podium and lead us all to sing together. You can find these songs by online search with their titles: “Maamme”, “Paljon Onnea Vaan”, and “Löylyä lissää kiukaaseen”. Next we enjoyed comic and accordion artist Kip Peltoniemi reflecting on his lifelong sauna experiences and advice from Northern Minnesota. Sauna builder Keith Raisanen gave an interesting introduction to the world of sauna makers and the steps it took to create our mascot, the traveling sauna.

And so, it was time to move outdoors for inauguration and naming ceremony of the traveling sauna. Risto Sivula and Jouko Sipilä, the two enabling forces behind the traveling sauna idea of the Finnish Embassy, dressed both Ambassador Kauppi and Director Vänskä in blue hoodies to keep warm. An envelope was passed to Ambassador Kauppi, she opened it and announced the name for the sauna – SISU. What a great name for a Finnish Sauna that shall travel throughout the continent this year! The ambassador lit the fire in the wood-burning stove, smoke billowed out of the chimney, people went in the sauna to take selfies and huddled around to chat.

And so we sent off our SISU traveling sauna on this bright winter morning downtown Minneapolis.

Tour Finland with Ameriikan Poijat July 2017

Our own Twin Cities Finnish brass band Ameriikan Poijat is inviting you to visit Finland with them this summer!

For more details visit Ameriikan Poijat website or find them on Facebook as Ameriikan Poijat.

Here is the travel schedule so far:

Sun, July 9th – Depart Minneapolis on a Delta flight at 5:09pm, changing planes in Amsterdam
Mon, July 10th – Arrive Helsinki on a Delta flight operated by KLM at 1:20pm
Depart Helsinki at 4:30pm on a train and arrive Kokkola at 8:35pm
Spend the night at Hotelli Seurahuone in Kokkola
Tue, July 11th – Depart Kokkola on bus at 10:30am arriving Veteli at 11:30m
Attend the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
Spend the night at the Hotel Veteli in Veteli
Wed, July 12th – Spend the day in Kaustinen -Festival
Spend the night at the Hotel Veteli in Veteli
Thu, July 13th – Depart Veteli at 8:35am arriving Kokkola at 9:45am
Spend the night at Hotelli Seurahuone in Kokkola
Fri, July 14th – Spend the day in Kokkola (concerts and other events)
Spend the night at Hotelli Seurahuone Kokkola
Sat, July 15th – Depart Kokkola on a bus at 8:00am arriving Kronoby at 8:15am
Spend the night at Hotelli Seurahuone Kokkola
Sun, July 16th – Train to Peraseinajoki (TBA)   Immigrant Festival
Spend the night at Kalajärvi Summer Resort (TBA)
Mon, July 17th – Spend the day in Peraseinajoki (TBA)
Spend the night at Kalajärvi Summer Resort (TBA)
Tue, July 18th – Take a train from Peraseinajoki to Kuopio (TBA)
Spend the night at Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi
Wed, July 19th – Spend the day in Kuopio (Kuopio-Minneapolis  Sister City activities)
Spend night at Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi in Kuopio
Thu, July 20th – Depart Kuopio on a train at 11:30am arriving Nurmes at 8:06pm
Bus from Nurmes to Lieksa (TBA)
Spend night (Possibly Bomba talo resort- Nurmes- (http://www.likefinland.com/destination?id=12313)
Fri, July 21st – Spend the day in Lieksa (Lieksa Brass Week)
Spend the night Hotel Puusteli (http://www.puustelliravintolat.fi/fi/lieksa/)
Sat, July 22nd – Spend the day in Lieksa (Lieksa Brass Week)
Spend the night Hotel Puusteli
Sun, July 23rd – Ferry to Koli Mountain from 10:00am to 11:40am
Spend the night at Break Sokos Hotel Koli
Mon, July 24th – Take a train from Vuonislahti at 7:43am arriving Helsinki at 1:42pm
Spend the night at Scandic Grand Marina in Helsinki
Tue, July 25th – Spend the day in Helsinki
            Poijat concert at the Esplanade Band shell by the harbor
Spend the night at Scandic Grand Marina in Helsinki
Wed, July 26th – Depart Helsinki on a Delta flight at 7:00am, changing planes in Amsterdam, arriving Minneapolis at 12:30pm

 

 

 

Eero Saarinen – The Architect Who Saw the Future

MSP Film Society presents a special screening of a documentary film on the life and work of Eero Saarinen.

January 14, 7 pm Calendar entry here.

Co-Producer, Director of Photography, and the acclaimed architect’s son, Eric Saarinen Attending

Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair.

Travel with his son, Co-Producer and Director of Photography, Eric Saarinen ASC, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time.

Eero’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire, especially amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic.

Traveling Sauna Podcast

Hei all Sauna enthusiasts!

You may have heard the rumors of a Finland 100 Traveling Sauna that will tour around the USA in 2017. Well – it is true!  Here is a podcast on the two Finnish guys behind this gig. Enjoy listening!

SaunaTalk by SaunaTimes.com

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Lettu-Pancakes For Post-Thanksgiving Breakfast

Waking up with a fresh cup of coffee and experiencing a real Finn cook Lettu-Finnish Pancakes is really special and they taste great too.  While visiting my brother and sister-in-law in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I got to watch my dear friend cook this amazing breakfast called Lettu for the 6 of us.

Making Lettu In A Log Cabin

The log cabin, peace, quiet and a cup of Java complemented the chefs Finnish creation this morning.  Who needs pre-game football when you have  a real Finn in the house. I gave her a fresh cup of coffee as she perfected the batter and prepped the strawberries. We then mulled over the days possible events and waited for the rest of the guests to wake up.

Filling your Lettu.
Filling your Lettu.

When my friend started cooking the Lettu, I got to watch her flip the pancake in the pan with ease. Plus, our college student in the house got the Facebook post of what we were doing and she was out of bed quickly. Making sure not to miss this incredible breakfast.

When you get your fresh hot Lettu you get to fill it with strawberries, black currant jam, fresh mint and whipped cream! Don’t want your Lettu that sweet just, go for the pancake and the strawberries and mint.  Now add a little bacon, cup a java or OJ and you have a beautiful breakfast Lettu Finn Style.

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The Lettu with whipped cream.

Isn’t the final platted version of this Finnish pancake beautiful.  See this amazing post-Thanksgiving breakfast recipe below.

Lettu – Finnish Pancakes

  • 5 dl Whole Milk
  • 1 Tlbs. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 dl Wheat Flour

 

Whisk together the sugar, salt and eggs into the milk in a large pitcher. Add a small amount of Flour and whisk some more to get some air in the batter. Slowly blend in the remaining flour and let stand for at least 30 minutes. Can keep for 1 day in the fridge.

Clean, remove stems, hull and slice the strawberries. Set aside.

Heat butter in an iron skillet under medium heat. Pour half deciliter of the batter in the center of the pan. Swirl around the batter in the pan to make it evenly spread. In about 1 minute or when the surface appears dry, flip the Lettu pancake. Fry another half a minute and remove.

You can pre-make up the Lettu pancakes and keep them warm by covering them. Or just quickly heat them in the microwave for a couple of seconds to serve them warm.