Oladiki (Russian Pancakes)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Beckers99

My mother brought this recipe with her from Russia.. It survived through all the time we lived in Germany.. and all the time we've lived in the U.S. Meaning: it's good!

Top Review by AniSarit

I'm really sorry to say, that halving this recipe, without using the optional ingredients, makes for a very watery batter, than cannot be used. I realized this in time, and quickly fixed it by adding a tremendous amount more in flour, as well as the very necessary baking powder, which is always in oladiki. I have been making my version of oladiki for years, and will continue to use my own recipe; which has a fraction of the milk, less eggs, and has baking powder - as true oladiki should be puffy and light, not flat.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar (more or less, depending on what you like)
  • 4 14 cups milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 0.5 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling (optional)
  • 2 apples, sliced (optional)


  1. Beat egg whites.
  2. Slowly add sugar, milk, flour and egg yolks, stirring constantly.
  3. Add either pie filling or sliced apples, if desired.
  4. Heat pan over stove.
  5. Add oil or cooking spray (better results with oil).
  6. Drop about one teaspoon of batter into hot pan. You can fit as many pancakes into the pan as the pan is big.
  7. Pancakes should be thick and not very large.
  8. About 2 - 3 inches in diameter.
  9. Serve hot.

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