Buttermilk Plinsen – East German Pancakes

buttermilk plinsen

You found a recipe for typical east middle German pancakes that are called Plinsen or Blinsen, in Russia they call them Bliny. They are round pancakes, some times they are even smaller than a pan size. If quark is added you get the “Quarkplinsen” or like in this recipe, you can make Buttermilk Plinsen by using buttermilk (Lausitz). There’s also a recipe for yeast Plinsen (Hefeplinsen).from Saxon. These little pancakes are fluffy and taste the best with jam, fruit puree, powdered sugar or apple sauce. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Buttermilk Plinsen

(serves 4)
4 eggs
300 g flour
500 ml butter milk
1 package vanilla sugar, 0.3oz
1 dash salt
200 ml sparkling water, unflavored
oil for frying

Cooking Instructions Buttermilk Plinsen

– Combine all ingredients except the water in a bowl. Whisk well.
– Let sit for 30 min.
– Add the mineral water and mix well.
– In a non-stick pan add some oil, sunflower oil would be good.
– Add a spoonful of dough and fry until golden. turn after some minutes.

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