Saturday, February 26, 2011
Perfect for Pancakes: Celebrating Maslenitsa
With a little googling, I found (via http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11385505) one of the places in the center of Kyiv to get pancakes. At this stand in Shevchenko Park, there are almost always lines of people awaiting their pancakes, hot, fresh and rolled with jam, spiced apples, mushrooms, or other fillings. These pancakes, also called blini, are more like crepes, and not like the big fluffy American pancakes. Here's a link to a recipe for Grandma's Famous Blini's from Alexandria at Just a Pinch recipe club.
Top image: from Lugansk Food and bottom image of Pyrohiv from FlyUA Journal.