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Croatian Palacinke

Croatian Palacinke are thin crepe-like pancakes. When they are filled with jam, fruit, or sweet or cheeses and rolled, they are still known as palacinke (pancakes).

Palacinke Batter:

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (whole)

Sweet Cheese Filling:

  • 500gr cheese or ricotta
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 grated lemon zest


  • cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

In a medium bowl, combine all the sweet cheese filling ingredients. Refrigerate while you make the palacinke.
In a blender or food processor, combine the batter ingredients until smooth. Transfer to a pitcher, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes so the liquid can be absorbed by the flour.
Using a ladle, portion out batter into a nonstick skillet that has been coated with equal parts butter and oil. Rotate pan and swirl batter until it covers the entire bottom of the pan. Cook until lightly brown or spotted brown on the underside. Turn and cook the second side until light brown.
Remove from pan and repeat with remaining batter.
Place 2 heaping tablespoons filling on one edge of each palacinke and roll.
Heat oven to 180c.
Place filled palacinke in buttered baking dish. Pour over cream & sprinkle with sugar. Bake 20 minutes.

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