Mlyntsi ~ Ukrainian Griddle Cakes

This is a follow up to last week’s Cookbook Fetish post, whereupon I had a few requests for the pancake/griddle cake recipe…so instead of hoarding it, I decided to share it.  I know, highly amiable of me isn’t it?

As mentioned, this recipe is pretty simple, but it is also simply outstanding.  You will have no need to go back to a prepackaged pancake mix ever again.  With a short ingredient list that you already have in your pantry ~ guaranteed (if you don’t, you must be in college) you will wow your family this Sunday morning with hot, fresh Mlyntsi.

(Griddle Cakes)


1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp Butter, melted
1 Egg
3/4 Cup Milk * Feel free to use fresh buttermilk if you have it, not a necessity though.


Sift dry ingredients.  Add remaining ingredients and beat with a hand mixer or blender until thoroughly blended, let sit for 5 to 10 minutes for the baking powder to activate.

Grease a large griddle or frying pan lightly with Canola or Olive Oil; heat over med-high heat until a drop of water sizzles on the surface.

Pour batter in 3″ diameter circles and cook until the surface is very bubbly, flip to the other side and bake until golden on the underside.  Do not flip more than once and never, ever squish them!

Serve hot with maple syrup, honey, jam or sour cream.

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