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czech palačinky recipe

Czech Palačinky Recipe

Palačinky are perhaps a favorite dish in every Czech household. The batter for palačinky tastes neutral on its own contains no sugar. Therefore palačinky can be filled with both sweet and savory fillings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword crepes, palatchinken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 pieces


  • 1 and ½ cups (200 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ¾ cups (420 ml) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • pinch of salt
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • strawberry jam for filling
  • icing sugar to dust finished palačinka


  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs with milk, add the melted butter, salt, and gradually whisk in the flour until a smooth semi-liquid batter without lumps is created.
  • Set aside and leave the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  • Brush a non-stick pan with the oil. You don't need a large amount; just a little is enough.
  • Place the pan on the stove over medium heat. Allow the pan to heat sufficiently.
  • Remove the pan from the stove. Pour in some of the rested batter with a ladle. Let it spread evenly over the entire surface of the pan with a circular motion of the hand. Put the pan back on the stove.
  • Once the palačinka is firm and can be moved while you shake the pan, flip the palačinka carefully.
  • Fry the Czech crepe on the second side until slightly golden. It takes less time than to fry the first side – one minute, and you're done.


  1. Makes about 10 pieces.
  2. Place the fried palačinky on a plate, spread with jam, roll up and sprinkle with icing sugar. Instead of rolling up, fold the palačinka simply twice into a triangle shape.
  3. Grease the pan with a pastry brush dipped in vegetable oil. The fat will be evenly distributed everywhere, and the pancakes will fry well. Repeat before each palačika is fried.
  4. Stir the batter in the bowl thoroughly each time before pouring it into the pan. The flour tends to settle on the bottom and separate from the rest of the dough.
  5. If you store the remaining palačinky in a fridge, wrap them in foil to prevent the surface from drying out.