Russian Pancakes. The Story of the origin of Pancakes and Recipe.steemCreated with Sketch.

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Friends, today in this article I want to tell you a little about Russian pancakes and show the recipe for their preparation. 

Everyone knows that there are many kinds of pancakes, but few know the history of the origin of pancakes and where they came from when they became especially popular and in which country the first pancakes were prepared.

The origin of pancakes. Who invented them?

Pancakes are considered from ancient times as a national Russian dish. Even the ancient Slavs baked pancakes, giving them a round shape to a golden color, so they looked like the sun and more often on holidays.

Also pancakes were baked for a thousand years before the principalities for ancient rituals and religious holidays. Pancakes were also used for various divination.

And now in many families do not forget the recipe for real pancakes, adding in them various fillings and sauces.

What is the difference between Russian pancakes and others?

From the Slavs pancakes went all over the world. Each country has contributed to the preparation of pancakes.

Englishmen like to bake pancakes in a dry frying pan and make them very sweet, adding various syrups. The Germans and the French like to make pancakes very thin almost transparent. But fill the finished pancakes with cognac and sprinkle with powdered sugar. In America and Mexico, pancakes are baked thick, adding butter, sugar and various fillings, and maple syrup is also used.

How were pancakes baked in Russia?

Our grandmothers baked pancakes from the leaven. It comes from the remains of dough, after each baking. It added eggs, vegetable oil, melted milk, sugar, salt and flour. The kneading dough was waiting for it to rise and bubble. Ready dough Spread out on a hot frying pan, greased with a slice of fat. Fried pancakes from two sides. Then spread on a plate and greased with butter and sprinkled with sugar. Various jams, sour cream and honey were used as fillings. Pancakes are usually baked for holidays.

Today, there are many different recipes for pancakes. Everyone bakes pancakes according to their recipe. I want to show you my recipe for pancakes.



Milk - 500 ml

Eggs - 3 pcs.

Flour - 200 g

Butter - 30 g

Sugar - 2 tbsp. 

Salt - 0,5 tsp.


Prepare all the ingredients. They should be room temperature. Melt the butter and let it cool. Mix the eggs with sugar and salt until smooth. Then add the milk to the egg mass and mix everything. Sift the flour to the egg mass. Mix well the dough to get rid of the lumps. Then pour the melted butter into the dough. So the dough will turn out more gentle with a creamy taste. The dough should be quite liquid, about like a thick cream. If the dough turns out very thick, add a little more milk or water to it.

When the dough is ready start fry pancakes. Lubricate the frying pan with oil only before frying the first pancake, then this is not required, enough oil, which we added to the dough. Well heat the frying pan on fire, thanks to this pancakes turn porous and ruddy. Pour the dough into a frying pan and rotate it around in a circle so that the dough fills the entire surface of the frying pan. Roast each pancake until golden brown on each side.

Ready pancakes place on a plate and pour with butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can also add any jam, sour cream and honey to the pancakes.

That's how I got beautiful pancakes of golden color. Try to eat pancakes at once and hot so they are much tastier.

Bon Appetit!

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Wow pancakes .. I just love these . Thanks for sharing upvoted, resteemed & you got a new follower

Thank you so much!! )

Love its from my childhood and my children also like

Your pancakes look amazingly delicious @milaoz and how do you feel about my chocolate decadence?

Thank you for the article. Great photos.

I ended up researching pancakes on wikipedia-
"Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies."

So I would have to say 'cave man' status. Way before Russia or most other countries were around.

good post
my friend

Thank you !! )

ok,my friend

Man those look nice. I would love to try one.

Thank you :)

Thanks for this, my partner and son absolutely love pancakes and I mean LOVE them. I'll be sure to pass this recipe on.. you didn't think I was going to surprise her and make her some did you? ;)

Thank you very much, I think you will get delicious pancakes for this recipe :))

Ohhh god i feel so hungry

I would not regret and gave you a few pancakes :))

Thank you

Yum yum
I wanna cook this for my friends now

Thank you so much :-))

So kind

You always surprise me with variety! :)

Thank you @olegst!! :)

This looks insanely delicious! thanks for sharing @milaoz !

Thank you @hms818 :-)

Amazing recipe & photos once more milaoz ! i am on a low carb diet and from the photos i just got crazy! hah

Thank you so much @rouketas!! :-)

I think my pancake is much delicious than yours..

Phenomenal food photography!!

Thank you so much @gringalicious :-)