I admit, living with roommates has its own perks. I have lived with several amazing girls while being a student and I have learned different things from each and one of them. My last roommate was German with Russian origins and cooked amazing stuff. Every time we were both at home, there was an amazing smell of home-cooked meals and snacks. Of course, when people live together, they share a lot – the roof, the bathroom, the meals. M. made the most amazing pancakes that I have ever tried, so fluffy and light, almost like little clouds that melt on your tongue. We both had nothing in mind eating them for breakfast … and for lunch … and for dinner with everything we had in the fridge. The other day I remembered about those delicious ‘oladushki’ as she called them and decided to recreate them.
For the recipe, you will need:
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup of flour
1/2 pack of baking powder
250 ml buttermilk
Mix the eggs, the buttermilk, and the melted butter in a bowl and whisk them together. After that add the flour and the baking powder. Do not mix it too much, you want the mixture to have some lumps. Leave it aside and wait for it to settle for 15 to 20 minutes, the lumps will go away. Put a pan on the stove and heat it, if you don’t have a non-stick pan, oil the surface, but not too much. Put your mixture in portions with a spoon in the pan, I usually put three pancakes at once but it depends on how big yours is. Then flip once the downside is already golden brown.
Since this recipe does not have any added sugar or salt, you are free to garnish your ‘oladushki’ with both savory and sweet toppings, so this means the options are unlimited. I personally love my version to be with strawberry or Mirabelle jam (or any other for that matter) or any sort of cheese. Basically, just because those yummy puffs are so good on their own, you can have them with just about everything.