12/7/13

Palacinky (crepes) for dessert, or breakfast

Since I met Karel in 2006, my tummy has welcomed many Czech creations. It's always a special treat when we receive our yearly shipment of Karel's mom's Czech x-mas cookies (homemade, prepared with love and sent from Znojmo, Czech Republic).





But I also enjoy the creations that Karel makes, along with the stories that go with the meal/food.

Inspired by my Czech hubby, I made Palacinky last night for a holiday party at Open Road Bicycles Jax Beach. Not only was the party a holiday sweater theme but also an international food theme.



In bite size pieces for easy tasting.


It's a Czech dessert which is similar to crepes. I filled mine with strawberry rhubarb jam for the party. 

The ingredient list is super simple that you can make Palacinky and use it like a wrap for any of your favorite fillings.

A few ideas if you are using them as a dessert:
Peanut butter, jam, sunflower seeds and banana slices
Whipped cream cheese, cinnamon and apple slices
Pear, walnuts and goat cheese



 

Ingredients
1 cup flour
1 tbsp sugar
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2-1 cup water to make batter thin
(Makes four large crepes or 6-8 small crepes)

1. Mix together (add water as you go) in a large bowl to form a soupy consistency.
2. Add ~1/3 cup in medium size skillet, on low heat (drizzle olive oil to prevent sticking) and move pan around to form a large thin pancake.
3. Cook both sides and set on place to cool (you want the pancake to be soft, not firm). Then add your choice of filling to meet your sweet, spicy, meaty or savory needs.
4. Roll into a log and enjoy!