Polish Apple Pancakes (Racuchy z Jabłkami)
Updated: Mar 22
Are you ready to prepare a delicious childhood snack? Today, I will guide you through a super simple recipe for Polish Apple Pancakes, also known as "Racuchy z Jabłkami". These pancakes are not only easy to make but also extra fluffy, thanks to the egg foaming technique. Don't worry if you don't have a hand mixer, a whisk will do just fine. Apple pancakes are perfect for both kids and adults as a snack or dessert. So, let's get started and enjoy the cooking process!
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What is Racuchy?
Racuchy is a super yummy Polish treat that's similar to pancakes. They've been around for ages and are a staple of Polish cuisine.
Basically, Racuchy are small, fluffy pancakes that are typically made with flour, eggs, and yeast. The traditional recipe also includes grated apples, which gives them a slightly sweet and fruity taste.
There are plenty of variations of Racuchy out there, too. Some people like to add other fruits, like blueberries or raspberries, to the batter. Others might add a bit of cinnamon or vanilla extract to give them an extra kick of flavour.
Racuchy are a beloved dessert in Poland, and they're definitely worth trying if you're ever in the mood for something sweet and comforting.
This recipe makes: 6 portions
Ingredients for Polish Apple Pancakes:
2 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced into small pieces
3tbsp of sugar
1tsp of baking powder
1.5 cups of plain flour (185g)
0.5 cup of milk (125ml)
1/2 lemon juice (skip if your apples are already very sour)
1tsp of vanilla extract
oil for frying
icing sugar for dusting
How to prepare Polish Apple Pancakes:
1. In a bowl, mix the diced apples with the juice of half a lemon. Set aside until later. Skip the lemon juice if the apples are already sour enough.
2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk 1 egg and 3 tbsp of sugar until fluffy, which should take around 2 minutes.
3. Add 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and milk. Whisk the mixture until it's smooth and free of lumps. If the batter seems too thick, add 20ml more milk. Keep in mind that higher protein flour absorbs more liquid.
4. Fold in the diced apples and mix them into the batter. (Alternatively you can grate them instead for different texture)
5. Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp of oil. Add 2 tbsp of pancake mix to the pan, and spread it slightly into the desired shape. Fry the pancake on each side for around 2 minutes. If the pancake browns too quickly, turn down the heat.
6. Once the pancake is cooked, dust it with icing sugar, and enjoy your delicious Polish apple pancake (Racuchy z Jabłkami)!
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