Learn How to Read a Swedish Recipe

Kanelbulle, Semla, chocolate cake. The list of Swedish sweet bakings goes on, and there is something on it for everyone! You think “Hey! Why don’t I bake this stuff on my own?” But those of us who will try our own hand at Swedish baking will soon find out that there’s a tiny issue.

You’ve picked a recipe, the ingredients are aligned on the kitchen counter, and you put on your apron! Yes. You are now on your way to becoming the next Swedish Masterchef.  But oh no! How much is 1 dl?! No worries, we’re here to clear things up. Here’s a handy list of dl in cups:

  • 0,5 dl= 0,2 cups
  • 1 dl = 0,4 cups
  • 1,5 dl = 0,6 cups
  • 2 dl = 0,8 cups
  • 2,4 dl= 1 cup

Traditional Swedish Pancakes

Not found a recipe yet? Here’s an easy one for traditional Swedish pancakes. Swedish pancakes are thin and are traditionally served with Lingonberry jam, but you are welcome to fill them with whatever it is you like!


  • 4 egg
  • 5 dl all-purpose flour
  • 12 dl milk
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter
  • 3 Tbsp sugar


  1. Mix all the ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Coat the bottom with a thin layer of butter, or spray with cooking spray.
  4. Pour the batter to cover the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cook until it starts to lightly brown and bubbles are visible.
  6. Flip over and cook until lightly brown (don’t burn ‘em)
  7. Roll and serve with a topping of choice. We recommend jam and whipped cream!

Smaklig måltid!

Here we have listed converted measurements that will help you convert from cups to dl whenever you need:

  • 1/4 cup = 0,6 dl eller 4 msk
  • 1/3 cup = 0,8 dl eller 5,3 msk
  • 1/2 cup = 1,2 dl
  • 3/4 cup = 1,8 dl
  • 1 cup = 2,36 dl
  • 1,5 cup = 3,56 dl
  • 2 cup = 4,74 dl
  • 3 cup = 7,1 dl