Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Russian Food #3: Pancakes

Russian Pancake Types.  

Blini (Russian: блины)  Somewhat thicker than crepes.
Blinchiki, Blintzes  (Russian: блинчики ) are thin crêpes made without yeast.
Filled blintzes are also referred to as nalysnyky (Ukrainian: налисники), nalistniki (Russian: налистники) or nalesniki (Russian: налесники)

Anna's Cabbage Oladyi 
 Oladyi (оладьи) (diminutive: oladushki оладушки, further abbreviated as ladushki ладушки), oladky (Ukrainian: оладки).  Small thick pancakes made from yogurt-, kefir- or soured milk-based batter (without yeast).  The batter may contain various additions, such as apple and raisins.

Draniki   дранікі -  Potato pancakes -  Belarusian (as дранікі draniki), Czech (as bramborák or cmunda), German (as Kartoffelpuffer or Reibekuchen), Hungarian (as tócsni and other names), Iranian, Jewish (as latkes or latkas, Yiddish: לאַטקעס, Hebrew: לביבה levivah, plural לביבות levivot), Latvian (as kartupeļu pankūkas), Lithuanian (as bulviniai blynai), Luxembourg (Gromperekichelcher), Polish (as placki ziemniaczane), Russian (as draniki, драники), Slovak (as zemiakové placky,haruľa or nálečníky), Ukrainian (as deruny) and any other cuisines which have adopted similar dishes. It is the national dish of Belarus.

 Syrniki (Russian: сы́рник[и]; Ukrainian: сирники; Belarusian: сырнікі) are fried quark pancakes, garnished with sour cream, varenye, jam, honey, or apple sauce. The cheese mixture may contain raisins for extra flavor. In Russia they are also known as tvorozhniki (творо́жники). The name syrniki is derived from the word сыр in Russian or сир in Ukrainian (transliteration: syr), meaning "cheese" in both languages.

Tenth Anniversary of Surgery

It's been ten years since cancer surgery.  I have new camera. :)