Pancakes "Oladji"

Pancakes "Oladji"

Oladji are a traditional dish of Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian cuisine. Like blinis, they are made from eggs, flour and sugar. The main difference between the two recipes is the fact that blinis are made with milk and oladji with kefir.


  • 150 g of flour
  • 50 g of butter
  • 80 g of sugar
  • 5 g dry yeast
  • 200 ml of kefir
  • 60 ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt


In order for Oladji to turn out really fluffy, some yeast must be added. The shape of the pancakes is reminiscent of American pancakes.

In Eastern Europe, oladji are a popular treat that is often served during a sumptuous Sunday breakfast. Oladji can be enjoyed as a sweet dish – with jam, honey or condensed milk - or as a savory course, for example with smoked salmon. You are welcome to serve a dollop of sour cream or fresh berries with your oladji.

If you want to change the recipe, you can take natural joghurt instead of kefir or buttermilk. In addition, you can enrich the Oladji dough with finely chopped apples or raisins.

Russian pancakes "Oladji", detailed photo recipe

30 minutes

2. Add 200 ml of kefir.

3. Add 150 g of sifted flour.

4. Mix all ingredients well.

5. Add oil.

6. Add remaining flour.

7. Let rest for 15 minutes.

8. Fry oladji in a bit of butter.

9. Fry on each side for 2 minutes.

10. Serve with sour cream and fresh berries.

1. Mix yeast, sugar and salt.

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