Ideal pancakes during Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa is a week-long East Slavic holiday before Lent, when we say goodbye to winter and look forward to spring.

It is a week of eating and rejoicing, and each day has its own rituals and beliefs. This year, Maslenit falls in the second week of March. Pancakes are most associated with this holiday in the world,

so we share three different pancake recipes so you can prepare and have fun with all the East Slavic peoples.

An important ingredient in all three recipes is quality and high-quality eggs!

Yeast pancakes

25 pancakes

• 540 g of flour

• 450 ml of milk

• 150 g of sour cream

• 3 eggs

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 1.5 teaspoons of dry yeast

• a pinch of salt


1. First mix together half the warm milk, yeast and sugar in a smaller bowl and leave

Rinse in a warm place for 10 minutes.

2. When rich foam appears, pour the contents of the bowl into a larger bowl and add

the other ingredients - the remaining milk, eggs, cream, salt and flour. Mix everything in a homogeneous dough and leave to rise for 30 minutes.

3. When the dough has risen, bake small palm-sized pancakes.

Thin pancakes or crepes

25 pancakes

• 400 g of wheat flour

• 1 liter of milk

• 4 eggs

• 100 g of sugar

• 50 ml of oil

• a pinch of salt

• Butter and pancake frying oil


1. Beat eggs in a bowl with sugar, oil and salt. Add a little flour and milk to the salt, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Come cream

consistency of the dough.

2. Bake the pancakes in a well-heated pan, adding a little oil, a little butter and spreading the dough plan over the whole pan. Bake each pancake for 2 minutes, per minute to

every side.