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Oladi - Russian pancakes made with Kefir, topped with fresh berries, blueberry jam and sour cream. A healthy and tasty way to make pancakes. Kefir Pancakes (Оладьи)

Oladi - Russian Kefir Pancakes Recipe (Оладьи)

Oladi - Russian pancakes made with Kefir, topped with fresh berries, blueberry jam and sour cream. A healthy and tasty way to make pancakes. Kefir Pancakes (Оладьи)

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword oladi
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups kefir whey, buttermilk or milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Create a well in the centre, and add the kefir, eggs, and oil and slowly whisk until smooth and most of the lumps are gone.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Make sure the frying pan is hot. Add about 2 tablespoons of batter to make each pancake. You should fit 3-4 pancakes in a large trying pan.

  4. Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear on the pancakes and a few of them have burst. The trick is to get as many bubbles bursting as you can without burning the pancakes. 

  5. Carefully flip the pancake to cook the other side until golden brown. Remove pancakes to a plate or on a tray in a warmed oven. Add more oil and repeat process with the remaining batter.

  6. Serve with fresh berries, jam and sour cream.

Recipe Notes

For thicker and fluffier Oladi Kefir pancakes,  add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the pancake mix.