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Fluffy Russian Pancakes: Oladi Delight


About the Dish:

Oladi are a traditional Russian breakfast dish similar to pancakes. They are made from a simple batter of flour, eggs, sugar, and buttermilk or kefir. Oladi are thicker and smaller than regular pancakes, and they have a slightly tangy taste from the buttermilk or kefir.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 320mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g


Ingredient Quantity
Flour 2 cups
Eggs 2
Sugar 2 tbsp
Buttermilk or Kefir 1 cup
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Oil or Butter for frying

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the buttermilk or kefir. Mix well.
  • Step 2: Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. The batter should be thick and lumpy.
  • Step 3: Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and grease it with oil or butter. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each oladi. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 4: Remove from the skillet and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Step 5: Serve the oladi warm with sour cream, jam, honey, or your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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