Buttermilk Plinsen or Pancakes – From East Germany

buttermilk plinsen

The recipe for “Plinsen” or “Blinsen” is a typical recipe from the regions of East and Middle Germany, and they are pancakes, in Russia they call them “Bliny”. These  round pancakes are small, 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 (from the region Lausitz). There’s also a recipe for yeast Plinsen (Hefeplinsen) from the region 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
– How to Make Vanilla Sugar –
1 dash salt
200 ml sparkling water, unflavored
oil/butter 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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