World Food Challenge

Day 10: Austria and Palatschinke mit Marillenmarmelade

Grützi Raffies!

The big 1-0 has arrived! The first 10 days of this challenge are over and I wanted to thank you all for accompanying me in my journey. Still 187 dishes to go!

I must admit that I did not know about the Pancake Day and that when I was choosing all the dishes for the challenge, I wanted to change from the main-course-type of challenge once in a while.
My grandma used to live close to the Austrian border, which means that I grew up with family in Austria and a very close relationship to this country.
I know that Austria is famous for its desserts and pastries and this is why I decided to go for a dessert. One of my favourites as a kid was Palatschinke. This is basically a pancake traditionally filled with “Marillenmarmelade”, apricot jam. Other versions are obviously also common, like Nutella or fruits, ice-cream, etc. So here is my Austrian contribution to Pancake Day: Happy Pancake Day, everybody!

Here goes the recipe for my Palatschinke:

Ingredients:

500 ml milk

4 eggs

250 g flour

1 pinch of salt

Powdered sugar

Marillen-jam (or Apricot jam)

Butter for frying

Mix the flour, eggs milk and salt, until you get a smooth dough. Leave it to rest for approximately 10 minutes.

If the dough is too thick, add some more milk or some sparkling water. Actually, you can add 50ml of sparkling water and 200ml of milk. By doing so, the dough gets frothier.

Heat up the butter in a frying pan and start cooking your pancakes.

To do so, scoop a ladle of dough up and pour it into the pan. Cook on both sides and set the finished pancake aside. Continue, until you will have used up all the dough.

Now to the fun part, take one pancake, pour some jam in and roll it up like a joint. Drizzle with some powdered sugar, if you like (I despise it, so I skipped it).

Did you celebrate Pancake day?

See you tomorrow for the last country with the letter “A”

Love,

Raffi

 

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