Palacsinta is a thin pancake. It is traditionally filled with either apricot or strawberry jam, rolled up, and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar on top. However, you can choose to add your own filling such as fresh fruits, cottage cheese, or even pudding.
For the batter:
1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 tbsp of granulated sugar
3 cups milk
1 tbsp oil
For the filling:
1/2 cup fruit jam or chocolate sauce
For the topping:
Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
Chocolate sauce or syrup
In a large bowl, add the eggs and beat with a hand mixer on low speed. Add the flour, sugar, milk, and oil while continuing to beat.
Using a frying pan, heat 1 tsp of butter on medium heat.
With a soup ladle or measuring cup pour enough batter in the pan to cover about 2/3 of the area. Swirl to cover the rest of the pan immediately.
Once the edges of the batter begin to curl or lightly brown, flip over. Heat for additional 1 – 2 minutes.
Slide palacsinta out of the pan and into a flat plate.
Fill with your choice of filling. Roll palacsinta carefully and sprinkle with sugar on top.
Repeat by adding butter for each batter poured into the pan. Serve warm.
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