Polish racuchy with apples...

This is something that reminds me hugely about my childhood - my Nana makes them, my Dad makes them, now it's my turn to keep it up! I'm pretty sure, that each and every family in Poland has their own version of this little treat. You can make racuchy simply on their own (no fruit inside etc.), yeast version, with no filling at all. I like mine with a slice of apple inside (of course peeled and cored). Apple gets nice and soft and gives it sweetness. The below version is an easier one - instead of yeast, baking powder is used. So... what are you waiting for? Into the kitchen off you go ;)

"Racuchy is a traditional Polish dish from the same family of foods as the crêpe and similar to American pancakes. Racuchy is made from some flour,milkeggssugar and a pinch of salt. Racuchy are made with yeast or, in other versions, baking powder or baking soda is used. Rauchy are pan fried in oil. In Poland racuchy are usually eaten as dinnersnack or supper." - by wikipedia.org

How to make it...
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 250 g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- salt
- oil for frying
- apples, pealed, cored and sliced in 1 cm slices

Beat eggs with the buttermilk and add all the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder and salt. You're aiming for batter thicker than the one for pancakes, so it would stick to the apple slices. Heat the oil on the biggest frying pan you have. Dip your apple slices in the batter to cover it very well and place on hot oil. Fry on both sides until lightly browned. As there's no sugar in the batter, sprinkle generously with icing sugar before serving. Racuchy are great warm or cold.


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  1. My mom used to make them for us...i always loved ''placki z jablkami''

    1. Anna - that IS an ultimate taste of childhood for many of us, isn't it? :)
      Pozdrawia, Anula.

  2. ah, finally this sounds like what I thought of as apple pancakes from my childhood, Grandma made them while babysitting us, thanks for the recipe, can wait to try it and see if it is closer to what I remember

  3. These are so scrummy. They really remind me of donuts. I'm making some right now and adding some sugar to the mix. I also just put in almond instead of vanilla by mistake so...let's see...

    1. They are simmilar to doughnuts :-) almond should work well too! Hope you'll enjoy!
      Pozdrawiam, Anula.


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