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Pancake Friday – a Viennese recipe for ‘Palatschinken’

Happy weekend to all of you.

We want to start today’s post by posing a question: Did you ever wake up on a Friday morning and found that the fridge was empty because you were too busy during the week to get the right groceries for a healthy and long Friday breakfast with your better half or the entire family?

We have. This morning all we found at home was milk, some eggs, flour, jam and Nutella. Not a lot one would think but then we decided to go for something different this time. Breakfast delivery one would think now, who has been following SERVICEXCELLENCE BLOG for the last year – no, breakfast should not be ordered, it should be prepared at home. A little creativity and one of my grandmother’s recipes was all we needed.

Austrian Palatschinken – pancakes was served today, how? We share our granny’s best here with you today.

You need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gm of flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • salt
  • butter
  • jam
  • Nutella
  • rose paddles
  • 15 minutes

The first step is to mix up the flour with two egs, some salt, one spoon of melted butter.


After that the next step is to slowly add milk until the mass becomes viscous. The easiest test to see if the mass has the right consistency, you simply pull out the blender. If the dough trips off, it’s just right to be poured in the pan.


Make sure you keep on stirring the dough mix at all times – you must not have any clumps left.


Meanwhile, make use of the time to heat a pan. The pan needs to be as hot as possible for the pancake to be backed the right way. Once the pan is close to smoking, add a spoon of butter and turn the pan to cover the entire surface with it.


Once the butter nearly burned down in the pan, poor some of the dough right into the center. A small amount of dough is enough. You need to turn the pan in order to spread the dough out. Austrian Palatschinken, are made as thin as possible, as the filling itself is usually quite rich (jam, Nutella, peanut butter and even cheese – as per your preference).


Once the dough starts lifting itself up from the edges of the pan, you know it is time to turn the pancake around. Make sure the pancake is golden brown on both sides.


The measurements and amount of ingredients mentioned above are for 3 – 4 people. If the pancakes are made thin enough you can get at least 10 pieces out of the dough prepared.


We have also mentioned that you would need rose paddles. Why you wonder now? Today we used rose paddles only for the table decoration. For a perfect start into the weekend, a tasty breakfast is a must, so we believe and if you spend 10 – 15 minutes to bake pancakes, add another 2 – 3 minutes to lay the breakfast table nicely too. Back home we say, that even the eye judges a meal’s taste.

ImageThe final step is to choose the right filling, and again this is as per your own preference, and roll up the pancake. Sit back relax and enjoy!

ImageFairly easy to prepare and again, if the fridge is empty and you want to surprise your loved ones with a tasty breakfast, all you need is eggs, flour, milk, butter and a pinch of salt.

We hope you enjoyed today’s post. Slightly different then the usual ones, but we thought is was time to reward our followers with different taste – a taste of authentic Austrian cuisine.

Stay in touch for our next post, then again a review about one of Dubai’s hot spots.

Keep exploring and happy weekend,


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