These delightfully light and tangy pancakes are the Russian equivalent of blueberry buttermilk pancakes, which people in all the Western countries know and love. Made with kefir (fermented milk), they are probiotic-rich and healthy as well.
Simple to make, you can have these on your breakfast table in less than half an hour.
Chernika Oladi – Russian blueberry pancakes
Serves 2-3, 10 to 12 pancakes
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
1 cup plain lowfat kefir
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon flour
1. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
2. In another small bowl, whisk together the eggs, kefir and melted butter.
3. Slowly add the flour mix to the wet mix, and stir until blended.
4. Toss the last tablespoon of flour with the blueberries to coat them, and fold into the batter.
5. Griddle by 1/4 cupfuls of batter on both sides until golden.
6. Serve with butter and syrup or preserves.
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