There are three major differences between pancakes in Sweden and those in the US: American pancakes are thicker and smaller, and are served as breakfast. Swedish ones, on the other hand, look more like a French crêpe, and are served either as a main meal or as a dessert. My parents combined the two styles and served my sister and me Swedish pancakes for breakfast. Although it may may not have been a stunning innovation, it woke me up to what can happen when you combine ideas from different cultures--a lesson I have never forgotten in life.
IMAGE: Swedish pancakes...for breakfast.