Palačinky Saves The Day

It was a little bit rainy today, so Jakub and I stayed indoors through most of the day.  Since it’s Thursday, and we normally do shopping on Fridays, the food supply in our household was quite depleted.  He already ate up his favorite snack.  Thus, supermama had to make something for this picky little eater.    I checked out the cupboard to see what I have and was lucky to find that I had flour, milk and eggs –  the main ingredients for palačinky.

my palacinky

Out of all the Czech foods I’ve ever tried to make, palačinky is my favorite.  Not only is it very easy to make but it is also very flexible.  Palačinky is a thin pancake very similar to French crepes.  It is very popular in Czech and almost every housewife knows how to make it.    Palačinky is normally eaten with jam/jelly as a filling.  It can also be made fancier with whipped cream on the side and chocolate syrup drizzled all over it.  It can even be made as a main course when it is stuffed with meat and veggies.  But the best palačinky variation I’ve ever seen was at my in-law’s house where it was made as a birthday cake.  I thought that was pretty innovative.

Birthday cake made out of palacinky

It was very simple yet delish.  I would never have thought to make it for that purpose.

So, to appreciate this awesome food even more, I am sharing here my Palačinky recipe:

Ingredients:

2 eggs

200g flour

400ml milk

pinch of salt

Procedure:  Mix all the ingredients together.  Pre-heat a cooking pan. Add a little bit of oil to prevent the dough from sticking to the pan.   (If you are using a non-stick pan, there is no need to add oil.)  Take 4-5 tablespoons of the mixture and spread evenly on the pan.  Turn when the sides turn brown.

Yield: 10-15

Whatever the occasion, whether it is a simple afternoon snack, a main course or a party, rest assured that palačinky will always save the day.

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10 thoughts on “Palačinky Saves The Day

  1. This is a great post–I love the pictures and appreciate your including the recipe. I remember being surprised when I got to Holland and found pancakes as big as dinner plates, with all the same ingredients that you might find in an omelette or a pizza cooked right into the batter. But this is the first time I’ve ever seen a pancake birthday cake!

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  2. Yummy, will look into making that here

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  3. Isn’t it funny, but mama’s all over the world make their kids pancakes. Even though the recipe’s may vary a little, it all comes out the same!

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  4. Melba

    Ang Polish recipe is 1:1:1. 1 egg, 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of milk. And it is the same, we fill it with jam/jelly and roll it. Sometimes I fill it with fruits like banana, strawberries or preserved peaches :)

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  5. This is my favorite Czech dish to make – so easy & versatile!

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