Makes about 25-28 mini pancakes.

Ingredients:


150g self-raising flour
350ml kefir (traditional Russian soured milk drink) 
2 medium eggs
3 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 -3 apples (sweeter and softer variety) sliced and sprinkled with 2 tbsp of caster sugar, 2 tbsp vanilla essence, juice of half a lemon. (Optional: 2tbsp of brandy)

Method:

  1. Peel and core apples. Slice them thinly and sprinkle with sugar, vanilla essence, and lemon and brandy if using. 
  2. Make the batter. My method is to beat eggs in a mixing bowl first. Add sugar and salt and keep on whisking. 
  3. Then start alternation pouring kefir and mixing in flour mixed with baking powder using a hand whisk. 
  4. The batter should resemble sour cream in consistency, not as thin as for regular pancakes. 
  5. Heat a pancake pan on high and then keep it in medium to avoid burning mini pancakes. 
  6. Use a bit of vegetable oil before frying each batch.
  7. Use a tablespoon of batter for one pancake.
  8. Put a slice of apple in the middle of a pancake. Then carefully flip it over and fry on the other side. 

Russian Revels musings on pancakes:
'Being a huge lover of pancakes in all shapes and sizes I think that these little numbers are the most delicious - they are small, plump and fluffy with a little suprise inside.'

Thanks to Russian Revels for contributing the recipe.
Photo by Chris JL


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