- These would be called placuszki drożdżowe in Polish.
- They are small American style pancakes.
- They are similar to dropped scones in the north of England.
- They are similar to bliny but made with wheat flour.
- They are a variation on my bliny recipe and you could use half wheat and half buckwheat flour (I intend to try this soon).
- 170g plain flour
- 1 tablespoon of dried yeast
- 250ml of lukewarm milk.
- 3½ tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 50g of melted butter
- 2 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- Little bit of sunflower oil for frying
- In a bowl mix the yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 125ml of milk.
- Leave for around 10 minutes to froth up.
- In a large bowl mix the flour, salt and 2½ tablespoons of sugar.
- Mix in the eggs, 125ml of milk and the butter.
- Add the yeast mixture and mix well.
- Cover the bowl (a shower cap is good) and leave to rise.
- This will depend on the room temperature – mine took 90 minutes.
- Use a cast iron gridle pan or similar.
- Heat the pan up and add a little sunflower oil.
- Place large tablespoons of batter on the pan.
- Adjust the temperature to a medium heat so not to burn them.
- Cook on both sides.
- Keep in a warm oven whilst making more.
- Serve sweet or savoury
Served here with caster sugar on La prune by Jet for Ter Steege of the Netherlands.
- At the moment there are lots of Bramley apples from the garden.
- I often make pancakes – French style crepes and fill them with cooked apples.
- I also make a slightly thicker type with chopped apples, a recipe from my mum’s sister, sort of apple fritters – racuszki -….. I posted this over 4 years ago.
- I came across this recipe for – placki, which are more like an American pancake.
- I think they would have been made originally with soured milk.
- I have been told you can use kefir instead of yoghurt.
- I weighed out the flour for this recipe but am sure if you make these often you will be able to judge the amount without getting out the scales.
- 2 to 3 cooking apples
- 130g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 125ml of yoghurt
- 2 eggs
- Water (up to 60ml)
- Sunflower oil for frying
- Peel the apples and grate them with a coarse grater.
- Mix in the flour, salt and yoghurt.
- Beat in the eggs.
- Add enough water to make a very thick batter.
- Fry tablespoons on a hot griddle or frying pan – you may need a little sunflower oil.
- Best eaten hot – but you can keep them in a warm oven if you want to serve them all together.
- Dust with icing sugar to serve.
- Also delicious with some hot apple sauce with some ground cinnamon mixed in.
Served on La Prune plates by Jet for Ter Steege of the Netherlands.