January 30, 2011

Crepes or Palachinki (Палачинки)

Palachinki (Crepes, or Палачинки) is a popular Bulgarian brunch item. When we were growing up my mom and grandma would make them on the weekends and we would wait around the stove and just grab them as soon as they were done and devour them with either honey, jam or feta cheese! The recipe is quite simple and with the modern kitchen appliances (such as Blenders) everyone can make perfect batter and enjoy delicious home made crepes!

  • 4 eggs
  • 16 table spoons all purpose flour
  • 1 table spoon sugar
  • 1/2 table spoon salt
  • 1/4 table spoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup water (sparkling water works great but if you don't have any then tap water is just fine)

Put eggs + flour + sugar + salt + vanilla + milk + water in a blender. Blend until the mixture is nice and homogeneous and there are no more chunks of flour left.

Put very little olive oil in a pan and heat on med/high setting.

Then gently add ~ 2/3 laddle of the batter and swirl the bottom of the pan while adding in order for the batter to be evenly distributed. Cook on med/high heat for ~ 1 min then flip the crepe and cook for another minute.

Serve with your favorite jam or honey or whatever else you like on your crepe.


  1. Thank you so much. I just did this recipe and my palachinki tasted sooo good!! Thanks again!

  2. this is fantastic! my grandmother used to make these for me when i was a child but now she is too sick to give me the recipe :( thank you for this great childhood treat!

  3. These crepes are sensational. I am making them right now and getting rave reviews (best crepes ever tasted)!!!

    Btw, this is my first time making crepes (I've always been too intimidated to try making them)

    We love the savory kind - Costco Jones Dairy Farm canadian bacon (nitrate-free) and Trader Joe's Vintage Reserve Aged Cheddar

  4. I wonder if leftover crepe batter can be stored in the fridge overnight?

  5. Thank you for this recipe! My mother in law [Ukrainian] used to make these. This morning I couldn't find her recipe so googled "Palachinki" and found you! She made a filling of farmers' cheese mixed with sour cream,an egg, a little vanilla and a handful of raisins...sprinkled with chopped walnuts and baked for twenty minutes. She's been gone from us for three years and this dish brings tears [of bliss and good memories!] to my father in law's eyes!

    1. Can you give me the recipe for this filling? I’m Slovak and my mother used to make Palachinki with a cheese filling like this. I haven’t had it since I left home in 1968.

  6. The landlady for my family’s apartment building used to make these for me when I was little and I still remember how much I loved them. I haven’t had palachinki in 25 years, and I am so excited that I can try making them now!

  7. Уникална рецепта. Всичи много ги харесваме вкъщи. Благодаря!

  8. Crepes, originating from France, are thin, delicate pancakes often filled with sweet or savory fillings. Palachinki, How Solve Error their Eastern European counterpart, share similar traits but may have regional variations.