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czech palačinky recipe

Czech Palačinky Recipe

My family loves Palačinky, and I’m sure other Czechs do too! The basic batter for Palačinky is neutral in flavor, as it doesn’t contain any sugar. This makes it perfect for 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
Calories 118kcal


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cups milk lukewarm
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • sunflower oil for frying (or unsalted butter, canola)
  • strawberry jam for filling
  • powdered sugar to dust the Palačinky


  • In a bowl, whisk 2 medium eggs with 1 3/4 cups milk. Add 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter (melted) and 1/4 teaspoon salt, then gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour until you have a smooth, lump-free, semi-liquid batter.
  • Set the batter aside and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  • Brush a non-stick pan with a small amount of sunflower oil; just a little is enough.
  • Place the pan on the stove over medium heat and allow it to heat up sufficiently.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and pour in some of the rested batter using a ladle. Tilt the pan in a circular motion to spread the batter evenly over the entire surface. Then, return the pan to the stove.
  • Once the Palačinka is firm and can move when you shake the pan, carefully flip it.
  • Fry the Czech crepe on the second side until it turns slightly golden. This side will cook faster, taking less than one minute. Once done, remove it from the pan.
  • Place the fried Palačinky on a plate, spread them with strawberry jam, and either roll them up or fold them twice into a triangle shape, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  • The basic recipe makes about 10 Palačinky (ø 8 inches/20 cm ).
  • To ensure even frying, grease the pan with a pastry brush dipped in vegetable oil before frying each Palačinka.
  • Stir the Palačinky batter thoroughly each time before pouring it into the pan, as the flour tends to settle at the bottom.
  • If you have any leftover Palačinky, wrap them in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg