We’re one of those families that has no hesitation about serving breakfast for dinner! Often times this happens when we’re short on time and need a quick, easy meal to prepare. One of our family’s favorite breakfast recipes to eat for dinner is Palachinke (we pronounce it pala-chin-kin). My husband learned this recipe from his grandmother who was of German-Hungarian descent. I always refer to Palachinke as “German crepes” since they remind me of the more common breakfast food known as crepes.
Like crepes, Palachinke are made with just a few common ingredients and can be filled with a variety of sweet or savory fillings. When we make Palachinke, we sit out a wide variety of fillings on the table and let each person mix and match fillings. We end up with some delicious flavor combinations like:
- cream cheese and cinnamon sugar
- butter and homemade strawberry jam (here’s our recipe)
- Nutella and cream cheese
- almond butter and maple syrup
- cream cheese and maple syrup
Palachinke batter ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp unrefined sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup milk
1. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg by hand in the milk. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well until there are no lumps left in the batter.
2. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat and melt 1/2 TBS butter in the pan. Using a medium size ladle, slowly pour the batter into the pan with one hand while you rotate the pan with your other hand to help spread the batter out in the pan. Bubbles will start appearing in the batter as it cooks. Once the underside is light brown, flip it over and cook the other side until light brown.
3. Once cooked, remove the Palachinke from the pan and fill with your choice of ingredients. We like to fill them right away while they are warm so fillings like cream cheese and butters get nice and soft. Then serve and enjoy!
Here is a list of the types of fillings you can use but don’t let this limit your creativity in filling your Palachinke!
- cream cheese
- cinnamon sugar
- Maple Valley maple syrup
- peanut butter
- Woodstock Raw Almond Butter
- ricotta cheese
- cottage cheese
This is the last week for the #hotforbreakfast project we participated in with some fellow bloggers. Be sure to check out my #hotforbreakfast partners and their amazing recipes: Jess at 104 Homestead – Jami at An Oregon Cottage – Susannah at Feast & West – Kathie at Homepun Seasonal Living – Tessa at Homestead Lady – Chris at Joybilee Farm – Sheila at Life, Love, and Good Food – Lynda at Me & My Pink Mixer – Annie at Montana Homesteader – Angi at Schneiderpeeps