March 7 - Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family.
My favorite meal was Palancinka (palacinky) – A Slovak crepe. I have this recipe in my book: Baba’s Kitchen: Slovak & Rusyn Family Recipes and Traditions. My grandmother used to make them for me for lunch – they were and remain one of my favorites!
1 c. flour
1-½ c. milk
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oil
⅛ tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients beat until smooth.
Heat a small amount of Crisco in a skillet (an omelet pan works nicely). Pour a small amount of batter into skillet and spread around in the skillet (like making a crepe). Cook until brown, then flip over and brown other side. Turn onto a plate. Repeat until all batter is used.
Fill with cottage cheese and jelly (any flavor)*. Roll. Then drizzle some melted browned butter on top.
*You can use a variety of fillings for these “pancakes,” and even top with sour cream instead of melted butter.
Copyright 2010 Lisa A. Alzo