Racuchy z jabłkami (Polish apple pancakes)

I’ve lost track of all those autumn afternoons and evenings during my childhood when I impatiently waited for my mother as she fried racuchy with apples. They are delicious Polish apple pancakes based on a dough containing yeast which gives them a different texture compared with normal pancakes. The crucial ingredient is tart apples, you don’t want sweet ones in this dish. You should really give them a try, especially now during apple season.

    Racuchy z jabłkami (Polish apple pancakes)
    (makes 10)

    250 ml milk
    30 gram fresh yeast
    1 tsp sugar
    50 ml sugar
    2 eggs
    250 gram flour
    1 tsp vanilla sugar
    1 tbsp oil
    1 tbsp Grand Marnier (can be omitted)
    2 tart apples (don’t use sweet ones for this recipe), peeled and cut into small pieces.

    neutral oil (I use canola) + butter for frying.
    icing sugar for serving

    Heat the milk to 37 degrees C. In a bowl combine 1 tsp of sugar with the yeast. Pour the milk over the yeast and combine. Cover with a kitchen towel and leave for 20 minutes until it starts to bubble and the mixture has started to “grow”.

    In another bowl, with an electric beater mix 50 ml sugar with the eggs. Add the sugar/egg mixture to the yeast mixture. Add the flour, vanilla sugar, oil and Grand Marnier. Combine, use an electric beater for a minuter or two. Add the apple pieces and combine. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 45 minutes.

    Pour neutral oil in a frying pan, add butter. Fry the pancakes on medium heat, it’s important that the fat isn’t too hot as you want the pancakes to rise without beeing burned. Use two heaped table spoons of batter for every pancake. Fry until golden brown and then flip. Add more butter if needed. Sprinkle with confectioners/icing sugar and serve immediately.

30 Responses to “Racuchy z jabłkami (Polish apple pancakes)”

  1. awoz
    September 23rd, 2007 23:11

    I make a similar recipe (and I pout on my blog) but I don’t put fresh yeast in it but the other one (the baking powdwer)
    Anyways I love this little delight specially when my moms makes it.
    I would like to try yours too:)

  2. Anh
    September 24th, 2007 00:27

    This is a wonderful way to use up fresh apples! The photos are very pretty, too.

  3. Pat
    September 24th, 2007 07:47

    They look absolutely yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe Dagmar!!! Can’t wait to try them.

  4. Deborah
    September 24th, 2007 17:04

    I love apple season! This recipe sounds wonderful!

  5. piealamona
    September 24th, 2007 19:06

    Isn’t apple season wonderful. Here in the Washington DC area, there are wonderful orchards in surrounding Virginia (where I live) and Maryland. I bought honeycrisp and empire apples which will be perfect for this recipe. I also appreciate your Polish recipes (I’m Polish). With the cooler weather here, I recently made Polish Mushroom Soup(http://piealamona.blogspot.com/2007/09/soup-ought-to-be-food-group-polish.html) and soon will make golabki.

  6. the chocolate lady (eve)
    September 25th, 2007 02:44

    What a wonderful photo and what an inspiring recipe, especially now when apples are so fresh and abundant!

  7. Veni
    September 25th, 2007 10:23

    It’s really nice to see that polish kithen has some funs! I know this dish and I do it sometimes and my children like it also! I gave you the adress of my blog in polish but it’s alos in french version as I leave in France.
    I should create also in english version and I will one day. So if you don’t understand polish I may translate for you some recipes in English,

  8. Mary
    September 27th, 2007 18:14

    I had a friend who’s father would make us apple pancakes and they were so delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  9. Dagmar
    September 29th, 2007 15:29

    Awoz: I can only agree that mum does it the best :-)

    Anh: Thanks!

    Deborah: I love apples and there are so many possibilites!

    piealamona: I love golabki! I’ll take a look at your mushroom soup!

    Eve: Thanks! I’ll try to do more apple recipes as soon as possible.

    Veni: I understand Polish so I’ll definitly read your blog!

    Mary: I hope that you’ll like it!

  10. Lotta
    September 30th, 2007 12:15

    Tried those the past week – wonderful. The kids just loved them (me and their father too).

  11. Dagmar
    September 30th, 2007 12:29

    Lotta: I’m glad that you liked them! My husband just loved them when he ate the for the first time last week. He couldn’t believe that I had never made them for him before :-)

  12. Gosia
    December 22nd, 2007 23:28

    Smakowite zdjęcia, a racuchy bardzo lubię, no i mam teraz na nie ochotę ehhh, chyba zrobię w najbliższym czasie :)

    pozdr serdecznie :)

  13. Dagmar
    December 24th, 2007 14:14

    Gosia: Dziekuje! :-)

  14. Agnieszka
    September 27th, 2008 10:54

    For those who cannot eat yeast I would like to say that it can be replaced with a little bit of baking soda (0.5 teaspoon). It also taste great!

  15. Dollar
    September 1st, 2009 16:21

    Все правильно говорите, мне тоже все понравилось сдесь. Бложек действительно на славу сделан.

  16. Multyashka
    September 8th, 2009 08:44

    Блог понравился, только побольше бы информации и наполнения надо. Тогда все полностью будет на высоте.

  17. zikcom
    September 19th, 2009 13:25

    Помоему очень интересная статья, я прочитал с большим удовольствием. Благодарю

  18. Nicetravel
    September 19th, 2009 13:30

    Для более подробного и внимательного изучения добавил в избранное. Буду изучать

  19. Sheriff
    September 20th, 2009 04:39

    Блог вполне нормальный, но дизайн поменять стоит.

  20. Landshaft
    September 22nd, 2009 15:46

    Согласен, что блог не плохой, но можно и по интересней сделать.

  21. Seniorenhandy
    September 24th, 2009 20:55

    Интесресно и черезчур познавательно. Благодарю.

  22. Anekdotiks
    September 24th, 2009 21:24

    Достаточно поучительно и в тоже самое время кардинально. Добавляю в избранное.

  23. Ruslibson
    September 25th, 2009 03:43

    Ознакомившись внимательно, сделал вывод, что не всё так плохо. Это не может не радовать

  24. rankona
    September 30th, 2009 06:30

    Почитал. Как говорится, сколько людей, столько мнений. Не соглашусь ни с одними, ни с другими

  25. Kvartirar
    October 13th, 2009 05:52

    Как всегда, сколько людей, столько мнений. Давайте попробуем прийти к общему решению!?

  26. Donates
    April 27th, 2010 11:49

    Блин, а как на рсс подписаться.

  27. Fotograff
    May 1st, 2010 22:38

    Давайте давайте, я присоединюсь тоже.

  28. Zelda
    November 16th, 2011 11:25

    The photo alone has inspired me to make use of all the apples I recently bought.

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