Real Russian pancakes
This has been a great week for HZUM team and Ivanovo grads: meaningful visits, fun and informative activites, relational time with the youth, staff and interpreters and quick immersion into Russian culture, including through home-made Russian food. Don, Tatiana and Antonina cooked borsch, stew, pancakes, manty (large meat raviolis) and cabbage pies. If you'd like to have a little taste of Russia, here's a recepie for pancakes:
You'll need: 1/2 litre of milk from a Russian cow, 50 gr of butter made of milk from a Russian cow, 50 gr of sour cream made of milk from a Russian cow, 3 eggs from a real Russian chicken, 280 gr of flour (Russian?), 1 or 2 (depends on how sweet your tooth is) tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 3 tablespoons of oil.
Here's what you need to do: mix the eggs, salt and sugar in a bowl. Then stir in the milk and flour. Your dough should be thin and smooth (no chunks are allowed). Feel free to use a mixer for this purpose. Add the oil into the mix and leave for 15 minutes. Take a pan, heat it up and add a little oil. Pour 1/2 to 1 full ladel of dough in the center of the pan and spread it quickly across the surface. Once the pancake is brown on one side pick it up with a spatula and flip it over to brown the other side. Enjoy your pancakes with butter or sourcream. They're also great with honey or jam.