Olad’yi are a traditional Russian recipe for a thick pancake that is reminiscent of a fritter. They are usually made with kefir, buttermilk or even yoghurt, and they have a light, fluffy texture with a chewy consistency in the middle. This variety adds a delicious sweet autumn twist with the addition of pumpkin puree. Try these autumn themed pancakes for a delicious Saturday morning breakfast or a decadent family dessert.
Pumpkin Olad’yi Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1.5 cups buttermilk or kefir
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp coconut, maple or grape sugar
- pinch salt
- 1.5 cups pumpkin puree
- vegetable oil or butter for frying
- Mix together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Add the eggs, butter and buttermilk/kefir and mix together until the mixture is smooth and then add the pumpkin puree and mix again
- Use a ladle to spoon portions of the olad’yi mixture onto a medium heat pan (buttered or oiled lightly), allowing them to cook for a few minutes before flipping it and cooking them for a few minutes on the other side – they should be a golden brown but not burnt.
- Serve the pancakes warm with sour cream, berries, honey or jam or your favourite toppings. They go very well with tea!
- Enjoy for breakfast or a delicious dessert with the family. Bon Appetit!
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