Russian Yogurt Pancakes

The first Friday of the month is reserved for recipes. You can see additional First Friday Food posts here.

The Reason:

“Wait a minute,” you’re saying. “This is not the first Friday of the month. Is there something wrong with my calendar?” No, you’re right. But I have so many food posts queuing up that I need to clear out a little inventory.

And it’s been far, FAR too long since we’ve had a pancake recipe on here!

The Journey:

These are yogurt pancakes, and as such, they take a lot of yogurt. I highly recommend making your own, which is cheap and simple. In fact, you can even use old yogurt that is starting to go bad!

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These are some of the most amazing, moist pancakes that I’ve ever had. The texture is absolutely perfect. Usually my pancakes are a little on the tough side since I use only whole wheat flour, which tends to be a little denser. The downside is that these are a little hard to work with in the pan; they are very tricky to flip. It’s well worth the effort though, and who cares what they look like anyway!

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My advice to offset this is to make very small pancakes. They’re easier to flip, and you can pretend like you’re a giant who needs to eat 80 pancakes for breakfast every morning.

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The Verdict:

These are so amazing. They’re moist and the yogurt gives them a buttery flavor, so you don’t need to put extra butter on top. The original recipe says you can top them with something savory instead of sweet, which I could totally see. And you can even use up yogurt that’s going bad! No downsides on this one. This is in our regular pancake rotation.

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The Recipe:

Recipe from A Girl’s Guide to Butter.

  • 4 cups plain yogurt (going bad OK)
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Enough (whole-wheat) flour to make a medium-thick batter (one that holds its shape but is still a liquid rather than a paste). I use a little less than 2 cups.
  • oil, for frying (we use coconut oil)
  1. Mix all the ingredients together except for oil, and beat until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking.
  3. Using a large tablespoon, spoon the batter into the pan in the form of small oval pancakes.
  4. Fry on one side until golden-brown, then flip, reducing the heat to medium, and cook until the other side is golden-brown as well. Be sure to add more oil if your skillet becomes dry.
  5. Remove to a platter and top with any of the desired toppings.
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