Oladi with Apples (Russian Buttermilk Pancakes)
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 eggs room temperature
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ tablespoon active dry yeast
- 3 3/4 cups flour
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups finely chopped apples About 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
- Oil for frying
Whisk together the first 6 ingredients (buttermilk, water, eggs, salt, sugar and yeast).
Add the flour one cup at a time until it is the texture of cake batter. There should not be lumps of flour.
Mix in the finely chopped apples.
You have to put the batter in a warm place to rise. Pour the batter in an oven proof bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel. Let it sit in a warm oven for 1 hour. It will about double in volume.
In a large skillet, heat 3-4 Tbsp of oil over medium-low, medium heat.
Place heaping Tbsp of dough onto the skillet and saute until golden brown, then turn over. You can get better shaped pancakes if you use a wet tablespoon to put the dough in the skillet and scrape it off with a teaspoon.
Continue to oil your skillet in between each batch. They turn out nicer on a well-oiled skillet.