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September 1st, 2006, 06:14 PM
Palacsinta (hungarian Crepes)

Palacsinta Is The Crepe-like Pancake Of Hungary. This Is The Ultimate Favourite Food Of Young & Old Alike. A Thin Melt-in-the-mouth Palacsinta Is Also The Measure Of A Good Cook. No Doubt Successful Preparation Takes Some Practice, But The Result Is Worth It. A Proper Crepe Pan Is Best, However, A Non-stick Pan Will Work As Well.

4 Eggs
1 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 3 Cups Whole Milk
1 Tbsp Oil
Tsp Salt

Using An Electric Beater, Blender Or Food Processor Beat Eggs, Add Flour & 2 Cups Of Milk. Mix Thoroughly, Add 1 More Cup Of Milk If Making Very Thin Dessert. Add Oil & Fry Immediately. The Batter Should Be Like Thin Syrup.

To Fry, Heat Teaspoon Of Vegetable Shortening In The Crepe Pan On Medium Heat. Swirl To Cover All Parts Of The Pan. The Shortening Must Be Very Ht Before Adding The Batter; Otherwise It Will Stick. Using A Soup Ladle Or Measuring Cup Pour Enough Batter In The Pan To Cover About 2/3 Of The Area, About Cup For A 9-inch Pan. Swirl To Cover The Rest Of The Pan.

The Edges Will Start To Curl & The Top Will Begin To Dry. When The Entire Top Is Dry, Loosen The Palacsinta With A Spatula & Turn Over. The Underside Should Be A Golden Brown. The Second Side Takes Only Seconds To Turn Colour. Slide Out From Pan Onto A Flat Plate & Fill. Mix Batter Often While It Sits.

Palacsinta Freezes Quite Will. Place A Sheet Of Wax Paper Between Each Cooled Palacsinta Before Stacking & Freezing.

September 1st, 2006, 06:16 PM

Jam: Roll 1 – 2 Tablespoons Of Firm Jam Into Each Hot Palacsinta & Transfer To Warm Oven-proof Dish. Keep The Serving Dish In The Oven At 200f While The Rest Of The Palacsintas Are Frying Or Reheat The Whole Dish In The Microwave For 2 Minutes.

Cocoa: Fill With An Equal Mixture Of Cocoa & Sugar. Increase The Temperature Of The Oven To 300f For 10 Minutes Before Serving & The Filling Will Melt.

Walnut Or Poppyseed: Sweeten Ground Walnuts Or Ground Poppyseeds (the Poppy Seeds Must Be Ground To Release The Flavour) To Taste With Sugar Or Honey. Roll Into Palacsinta.

Cottage Cheese (The Classic):

1 Cup Fine-curd Dry Cottage Cheese (if Not Available, Use Blender, Meat Grinder Or Food Processor To Chop Up The Curd).
3 Egg Yolks
3 Egg Whites, Beaten Stiff
4 Tbsp Sugar
Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Grated Lemon Rind (optional)
Cup Sour Cream (optional)

Beat Yolks & Sugar Until Bubbles Form, Add Vanilla & Lemon Rind, Mix In Cheese & Fold In Egg Whites.

Fill Palacsinta Either As Roll-ups Or Folded Into Quarters.

Place In Oven-proof Serving Dish, Brush On Sour Cream If Desired & Bake At 350f For 12 – 15 Minutes, Sprinkle With Icing Sugar And Serve.