Russian Pancakes (Oladyi)


Oladyi are small thick pancakes. They are usually served for breakfast or dessert in Russia. Sometimes fresh or dried fruits are added in the batter. Here is a basic recipe for oladyi.


500 g flour
500 ml milk
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
25 g fresh yeast
1-2 tsp vanilla extract


Warm the milk and dissolve the yeast in it. Add the flour and mix. Let the mixture rise in a warm place. Then add the eggs, sugar, salt and oil. Mix and let rise again. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Pour in the batter with tablespoons, wetted in a cold water. Repeat until the batter is used up. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Serve with sugar, honey, jam or with sour cream mixed with sugar.

Brilliant recipe! Thanks :) They were the best pancakes I'd ever made.