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Delicious Polish pancakes


Nalesniki z serem

Yesterday I visited my mother and she made me some delicious sweet Polish pancakes with quark-curd, Nalesniki z serem. The equivalent French name is much fancier, Crêpes au fromage blanc. But it really doesn’t matter as it tastes delicous anyway :-) It’s one of my favourite dishes and it reminds me of my childhood.

Quark-curd

Quark-curd is frequently used in the Polish kitchen and my boyfriend thinks that it’s the main ingredient in all Polish dishes :-) But of course that isn’t true, it just happens to be the main ingredient in my family’s favourite dishes: Sernik (cheesecake), Nalesniki z serem (pancakes with quark) and Ruskie pierogi (dough wrap filled with quark-curd and potatoes, see the photo below).

Ruskie Pierogi

I don’t have any exact recipe for the pancakes as I do them by heart. If someone wants an exact recipe please write me and I’ll do one batch of pancakes and make sure to write down the exact amount of all ingredients :-)

    Nalesniki z serem
    pancakes:
    1 egg
    1 decilitre of flour
    2 decilitres of milk
    butter
    a pinch of sugar

    quark-curd filling:
    250 quark-curd (Swedes can use a package of “Kesella Gourmet”)
    1 egg yolk
    sugar
    vanilla sugar
    raisins (my mother always marinate them in rum for a couple of hours)

    Make the filling by blending all ingredients. Make the pancake dough, fry the pancakes and set aside. Divide the filling between the pancakes, then fold every pancake in the middle and then fold them in the middle again. Sprinkle icing sugar over the pancakes and serve. Yummy!

5 Responses to “Delicious Polish pancakes”

  1. Kate
    June 2nd, 2007 07:26
    1

    When I first read the name of your blog, I jumped high. I love cats and I do love cooking! Your ideas are so nice, your pictures are great. I add your blog to my favs ;-). P.S. There’s one more thing I like the blog for. Polish nalesniki – I love them too! Not only because I’m Polish, but because they are one of the things my Grandma used to make me for my dinners… :-)

  2. Dagmar
    June 3rd, 2007 12:49
    2

    Kate: Welcome! Thanks for your kind compliments!!!

  3. Gail Alessi
    September 22nd, 2008 15:59
    3

    I was in Poland in Oct 2007 and in Zakopane mountaineous areas. I had the most wonderful
    Nalesniki z serem there in a restaurant. I cannot replicate them in the States. We are trying to use farmer’s cheese with them. What do you recommend? I am not familiar with what quack curd is.

  4. Leonard
    December 4th, 2009 23:54
    4

    Fantastic Blog and Post! Thank you!

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