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[repost] Oladi

This is a repost, as one of the accounts is being purged.

...Which are, essentially, Russian pancakes. A couple differences, though, oladi are fried, and they are much softer inside than regular pancakes. They're also a lot lighter in texture and everything.

I screwed up the first batch, because the batter was too thin. Once I got that corrected they were pretty easy, though flipping can be a mite tricksy. They are quite good, although this recipe doesn't seem to make very many. I'd suggest doubling it if you're doing a big family breakfast, or lunch, or dinner or whatever floats your boat, really. I am a very laid-back person. It's also too hot to really care about anything. But whatever.

If you cannot find kefir: we theorize that if you mix a little milk into some plain yoghurt it might work fine. But we are not sure. Try at your own risk. Kefir can usually be found at multicultural or specialty markets.

There are very good served warm with honey, and mama likes them with jam.

Recipe from this lovely blog

Frying me up some oladi!

The first few never look the best, but they were quite tasty.

Good with jam, but best with honey~

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (1 pt) plain kefir
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 11-12 tbsp AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda slaked in vinegar
In medium bowl, whisk together egg, kefir, sugar and salt, until just combined. Add flour and whisk again for another 1 minute. Do not use an electric mixer, it will damage the texture. Mix together the soda and about ½ tsp white vinegar, and immediately add to mixture, stir to combine.
Heat cast-iron frying pan over medium-low heat with oil. Fry about 1-2 minutes for each side.
Serving suggestions include honey, jam, and sour cream.