PL: Racuchy / Racuszki z Jabłkami
The very beginning of spring is a troublesome season in my kitchen. Fresh veggies aren’t available yet, and winter supplies in jars are already depleted.
Fortunately, I always have a bowl full of crispy apples on my dinner table. And while they make a perfect snack, they’re also a key ingredient of many family-favourites such as szarlotka or…racuchy! (pronounced: rah-tsu-hy)
These Polish-style apple pancakes are quick to make and no yeast is necessary.
They’re a staple of every Polish school canteen. I remember munching on them in preschool, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar… and now my son eats them too!
How to Make Racuchy?
I’ve got some good news for you. These apple pancakes are ridiculously easy to make. I’ve made them for the first time and they came out really well. I plan to cook the next batch with my 6 year old.
You’ll need 3-4 apples, flour, milk, baking soda, powdered sugar and some clarified butter to fry them on. In terms of tools, kitchen grater, a large bowl and a frying pan is enough.
The recipe I tried is at the bottom of the post. I have a few tips though:
- Refrain from adding more cinnamon into the batter than specified in the recipe. I added a bit too much and its flavour overpowered the apples.
- Experiment with the size of the apple pieces. If you keep them in chunks (rather than grating), the apple flavour will be more profound.
- When pouring the batter onto the frying pan, keep the pancakes as thin as possible. That way they’ll cook all the way through.
Serve them warm or cold with a topping of your choice.
Apple Pancake Toppings
Traditionally, racuchy are served with fresh cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Here’s a list of all the popular options:
- Powdered sugar (just a sprinkle!)
- Sweetened fresh cream or thick yoghurt
- Fruit jam
- Honey or maple syrup
- Cinnamon (don’t overdo it!)
- Chopped nuts (try with walnuts)
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