Nalesniki (polish Pancakes)

Recipe by littleturtle

These are really similar to the pancakes/crepes that I had for the first time last week on a studytour in Russia. They can be dessert or breakfast or whatever. There were a lot of options for fillings, mostly it looked like different flavors of jam, but I don't like fruit so I had mine plain there and found this recipe for a cheese filling when I got back home.

Top Review by evelinagrossberg

yummy, i was just looking for an authentic nalesniki recipe, and i finally found it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Batter: Sift the flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the egg and the egg yolks from the separated eggs.
  3. Add the milk, water, oil and nutmeg and mix thoroughly.
  4. Whisk the egg whites together with the salt until stiff, and fold into the batter.
  5. Filling: Cream the butter with the egg yolk and mix together with the cheese.
  6. Add the sugar and vanilla sugar.
  7. Mix well.
  8. If the mixture is too stiff, add a little bit of milk.
  9. Putting It Together: Melt some of the butter over medium heat in a small frying pan.
  10. When it's hot, pour in about 2tbs of batter and cook on both sides until lightly browned.
  11. Remove from pan and keep warm in the oven at low heat.
  12. Repeat until all of the batter is used.
  13. Put a tablespoonful of filling on each pancake, fold over and serve hot.

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