Hello my beloved readers. I hope your weekend was amazing and you had blast.
It`s heavy raining for couple of days in usually sunny Cali and I am in the mood for cooking. My baby sleeping and napping well during the days and night. I have some extra time for myself and my home.
I believe nothing better than home-made meals for your family and friends, when you whole house smells with tasty vanilla extract, roasted almonds, fresh mint leaves and hot spices.
This week from March 7 in Russia,Ukraine and Russian/Ukrainian communities around the world celebrating well known holiday – Maslenitsa. It’s history goes back to pre-Christian Russia: the main ritual of Maslenitsa is the burning of the straw figure of the Winter – an echo of pagan rituals.
During this Spring welcoming festival people making pancakes ( that’s why it’s famous for “Pancake week” name), lot of pancakes/crepes, hundreds of them. Can you imaging yummy crepes with different stuffing or plain for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snacking. Sounds not realistic, but it`s true. The most famous stuffing for pancakes I think mashed potatoes with mushrooms, sour cream, red/black caviar or ground beef. This is so tasty, while I am writing this post I am getting so hungry.
Today, I would like to share with you my FAVORITE recipe for thin and tasty pancakes. If you followed step- by- step you would likely made the best pancakes ever in your life. You can surprise your friends and family with your cooking talent. Please, keep this recipe in secret, it’s only for my beloved followers and readers.
To make the best and simple crepes you will need:
- 3 eggs
- 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
- a cup of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
You need to heat on skillet 20 grams of butter and add it to your ingredients. This is very important step don’t miss it.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and salt. Sift the flour into the bowl, and stir in along with the milk. Mix until smooth and well blended. The batter should be thin.
Heat your skillet over medium heat. Lightly oil the pan or spray with cooking spray. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the batter, or as much as desired ( I like very thin layer), into the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the batter out evenly. When the edges are crisp looking and the center appears dry, slide a spatula carefully under the blin (pancake). Flip, and cook for about 1 minute on the other side, or until lightly browned.
Remove pancakes to a plate. Put a little butter on top, and continue to stack the blini on top of each other. To serve, spread with desired filling, then fold in half, and in half again to form a triangle.
Enjoy with honey, sour cream, jam or make them stuffed.
Waiting for your feedback as well. This is my grandma recipe that we share in our family for generations.