Hungarian Pancakes (Palacsinta)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A traditional treat in Hungarian households especially on Christmas morning. I make these in batches to freeze so when the grandchildren come over I use these as a bribe for them to behave. Works every time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pam cooking spray, for pan (butter flavor)
  • Cheese filling

  • 1 lb pot cheese
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 3 -5 drops vanilla
  • 14-12 cup sugar


  1. Beat eggs well.
  2. Add milk, salt, sugar, and vanilla, Gradually add sifted flour beating until smooth a a thin batter.
  3. Heat small frying pan (or crepe pan).
  4. Spray lightly with Pam.
  5. Pour in enough batter to cover pan with very thin layer.
  6. Tilt pan with circular motion with wrist so mixture spreads eveny.
  7. Pancakes cook very quicly, about 30 secs on each side.
  8. Spread cheese filling, or grape jelly, or lekvar, or any jelly you like on the pancake and roll.
  9. You can also eat plain with a little powdered sugar sifted on top.
  10. Cheese filling: mix all ingredients well, adding sugar to taste.


Most Helpful

As a child I loveloveloved the ones with the cheese filling!!!!! I also love them with apricot filling as well!!! Boy do i miss my mothers cooking!! Have to make these more often!! :)

JerseyGirl October 18, 2013

thanks for posting i do the filling a little different this is how 2 egg yolks sugar to taste lemon rind or cinnamon 2 tablespoon raisins and 2 stiffly beaten egg yolks fold together these are good folks

Dienia B. March 12, 2005

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