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Hungarian Sweet Pancakes Recipe - Palacsinta

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Hungarian Sweet Pancakes - Palacsinta

Hungarian Sweet Pancakes - Palacsinta

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Hungarian palascinta are paper-thin pancakes served rolled or folded into triangles with fruit fillings, ground nuts or whipped cream. When they are stacked to form a cake, it is called rakott palacsinta.

Palacsinta are similar to French crepes, Polish nalesniki and Croatian / Serbian palachinke, among others. This recipe is for sweet fillings. See this palacsinta recipe for a savory pancake.

Makes 16 Hungarian Sweet Crepes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup club soda
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, club soda and orange juice. Stir in flour, sugar, salt and vanilla to form a smooth batter.

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon butter in an 8-inch skillet. Use small ladle to add enough batter to coat bottom of pan in a thin, even layer, rotating pan as needed to cover. See these step-by-step crepe-making instructions.

  3. Cook for 2 minutes on the first side and 1 1/2 minutes on the second side or until the pancake is lightly browned. Remove and keep warm while cooking the rest of the pancakes with the remainder of the butter and batter.

  4. Fill with any combination of fruit preserves, sugared ground nuts, whipped cream and fresh fruit, pie filling, etc., and roll or fold into triangles. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with a dollop of whipped cream, a grating of chocolate, or a fruit, custard or chocolate sauce, if desired.
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