Pa lah CHEEN keh: also known as delicious and mouth watering Bosnian Crepe
Raise your hand if you love pancakes. Raise your hand if you love Waffles. Raise your hand if you want an instant, delicious, mouth watering breakfast that combines the flavors and art of both pancakes and waffles but can be whipped up in half the time?
You’ve heard of Crepes right? According to google a Crepe “is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour. The word is of French origin deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning “curled.”
When I think Crepe, I think fancy and foreign. I think “I can’t make this, it sounds difficult.” Well I was wrong. When I moved away from my very Bosnian mom that cooked delicious Bosnian food for us all the time I knew I was in trouble. I hardly knew how to make eggs, let alone Palacinke.
Palacinke are one of the most popular recipes in eastern Europe. Most likely because they’re really quick and easy to make, you likely have all of the ingredients in your cupboards and it can be made as a sweet or salty dish. My favorite way to make Palacinke is with Nutella or jam. My brother loves to wrap cheese and deli meat inside of his. Simpler yet, I have seen people spread butter and sugar inside of them.
So because I frequently craved Palacinke and was now living on my own, I decided it was time to learn how to make them. I called my mom, wrote down her tips…and if you have a Bosnian mom you’ll know that usually they don’t have exact measurements they just tell you “a little bit of this” and a “little bit of that,” which doesn't work for me because I need exact measurements or whatever it is I am making turns out terrible! I took my mom's tips and did some extensive research online and have come up with a super quick, easy and delicious recipe for Nutella Palacinke
For a healthier version, replace the white flour with wheat flour, sugar with Agave or Stevia and use natural-sugar free jam or jelly in place of the Nutella.
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time 10-15 minutes
Time before you’ve scarfed it down: 2 minutes
1 cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
1 cup Milk
3/4 cups Water
1 tbsp Sugar
Olive oil Spray for frying
Nutella for spread
Whip Cream for topping
Strawberries for topping
Mix all of your ingredients together in a medium size bowl either using a wisp, or blender. You should create a thin to runny consistency with the ingredients. Preheat your stove top to medium heat and spray a moderate amount of olive oil spray on to the pan while heating. With a ladle (or measuring cup if you don’t have a ladle) quickly pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the warm pan, slowly tilting the pan side to side and in circles to spread the entire bottom of it with the runny batter. The less batter you pour the thinner the crepe, usually they are better thinner. Cook about 1 minute on each side or until the batter no longer sticks to the pan and starts to curl up on the edges. You can use a spatula to flip the Palacinke to the other side, be gentle!
While the Palacinke are warm, spread your desired amount of Nutella throughout the middle of the Palacinke and roll it up from side to side. Add whipped cream, powdered sugar and fresh strawberries to the top.
Easy, right? If sweet Crepes are not your forte then try it without so much sugar and add Feta cheese and mushrooms!
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