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by Melania Orasch
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Palachinkes with strawberries

Palachinkes with strawberries

Palachinkes are also known as crepe suzettes. When I was growing up this was one of my Dad’s favourite foods. In our tradition this recipe is used mostly as a dessert or snack.

The recipe does not require many ingredients, so it is affordable and enjoyable. Palachinke is known mostly in Eastern Europe and Europe central, such as Germany, Austria, and France.

There are many ways in which one can enjoy this recipe. For example, you can fill it with fruit, jams, cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle with icing sugar or whipped cream. Or, for a savory option, cheese and asparagus with a cream sauce.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pkg vanilla sugar

Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Use a Teflon coated pan. Put a few drops of oil in skillet and coat bottom. Pour enough batter in pan so when the pan is tipped back and forth the bottom is covered with a thin coat. Cook for a few minutes until bottom is cooked, then flip over. Cook a little more and it is done. Continue until all the Palacinkes are cooked. Spread with your favourite filling and enjoy.


Thank you, Melania, for sharing this recipe.

If anyone can't buy the vanilla sugar, you can make your own. Check out the "How To" section under the "Helps" tab.

I like that you gave many options for filling these. The way I've had them is with jam and also with a cinnamon and sugar filling. I can only imagine what these would taste like filled with some fresh fruit, a bit of whipped cream, rolled, and then served with a dusting of icing sugar and a big dollop of whipped cream on the side. Heavenly!

What's really great is that they don't have to be eaten warm. Even cold they make a great snack.

Seeing these rolled crepes (Palachinkes) remind me of the pancake soups my Mutti made. We would have this the day after we had pancakes, if there were any left overs, that is. It was usually just a hot beef broth into which Mutti would add the thinly sliced pancakes. She would first roll the pancake and then slice it. They were almost like noodles this way. Of course, these would be pancakes that had been made without sugar.

Thanks for the memories, Melania, and for sharing your recipe.


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Apr 24, 2016
by: Evelyn

I'm looking for a recipe for Eierkuchen. My German mom used to make them for us back in the sixties. They are similar to Palacinke, but a bit thicker and so large that we needed to use dinner plates. We'd sprinkle them with sugar...so good!!!

I just found your site and your recipes bring back many memories. Love your site!


Hi Evelyn,

Eierkuchen, meaning Egg Cake, are just pancakes, but normally have more eggs than the traditional American ones. Here's the recipe I use, and I sometimes add extra eggs as well ... Pfannkuchen

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Mar 09, 2015
by: Lisa

Growing up my grandma made them with a cocoa and sugar blend. That's it. Its beyond delicious. You just take a small bowl and combine 1 tablespoon of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of sugar.

Feb 05, 2015
Pancake soup
by: Christine

I also grew up with Pfanne Küche soup. It. was always what was for dinner the day after. Thanks for the memory. I was smiling as I read this! :)

Nov 29, 2014
by: Anonymous

The recipe for palachinkes, when you say a pkg of vanilla sugar. but when making your own, how much is in the pkg. for the recipe?


1 package vanilla sugar (depending on brand) is 2 - 3 teaspoons.

May 09, 2014
by: SandyR

My mother also used the leftovers to make soup, but she used chicken broth. This didn't happen too often as she was feeding a husband and 6 children! :)

Jun 24, 2013
by: Lori D.

Thanks for this recipe. I make these with jam for breakfast often. I've never put water in them. What does that do for the recipe? I'm always looking for ways to make delicious recipes even better!! By the way, I love all of your recipes!

Jun 24, 2013
by: Gerhild


Had these the other day, again. And will have again and again. Love them! Thanks for having shared this recipe!

Apr 21, 2013
Just a Question
by: N.H. Nanny Pat USA

I have a jar of my homemade vanilla sugar, but don't know what a pkg.of it means..What would be the equivalent in USA measurements? Thanks..:-)


A package of vanilla sugar is equivalent to about 1 1/2 tsp.

Apr 21, 2013
vanilla sugar
by: Jessie

What is vanilla sugar?


Check out the following link to find out how to make vanilla sugar. Vanilla Sugar

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