Nalysnyky (Ukrainian Crepes)

READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 12 crepes




  • In a bowl, using a hand held electric mixer, beat eggs until light and fluffy.
  • Add milk, water, flour and salt and beat until all ingredients are incorporated and batter is smooth.
  • Heat a 6 inch frying pan on medium heat.
  • Butter the pan lightly and pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, swirling the pan until the batter spreads evenly in the pan.
  • Cook crepes on medium heat for about 1 minute or until lightly browned.
  • Bake on 1 side only, do not turn over.
  • Continue to cook the crepes, buttering the frying pan each time.
  • Place the cooked crepes on a platter and keep warm in the oven at 250°F.
  • Place the cottage cheese in a cheese cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  • Transfer the cheese to a mixing bowl.
  • Add egg yolks, cream salt, and dill weed and mix to blend well.
  • Remove warmed crepes from the oven and increase oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Separate and place 1 crepe with the brown side down on a smooth surface.
  • Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of cheese filling near one edge of the crepe.
  • Start rolling the crepe over the filling, tuck in each side to prevent the filling from falling out, and continue to roll.
  • Continue to fill and roll the remaining crepes.
  • Place the finished nalysnyky into a lightly buttered 13 inch by 9 inch oven proof casserole dish in layers.
  • Dot each layer with some butter.
  • Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with melted butter, a dollop of sour cream or yogurt.