Nalesniki (Polish Pancakes)
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Nalesniki (Polish Pancakes)

This recipe for Pancakes was submitted by CurtAndMary on 9/28/2004. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 1355.

Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

By Patsy

How do you pronounce it?

Comment submitted: 10/8/2018 (#20644)

By Patsy

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How do you pronounce it?

Comment submitted: 8/4/2018 (#20604)

By Patsy

How do you pronounce Nalesniki? Nah Lish Nike?

Comment submitted: 2/12/2018 (#20524)

By Zosia

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have loved them since was kid... with raspberry preserves and whipped cream. Grandkids like fresh strawberries. When my son was very young, he pronounced them as 'plaszki' and it stuck, so now all my grandkids call it that too.

Comment submitted: 12/11/2017 (#20458)

By PA Petrykowski

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Frankie Jones wrote, 'It is not a crepe, it is a nalesniki.' My response: Actually, it is a 'nalesnik' which is the singular for the plural, 'nalesniki.' So you would say, they are not crepes, they ARE nalesniki; or, it is not a crepe, it IS a nalesnik!

Comment submitted: 12/26/2016 (#20156)

By Thin Is Good

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Hey! Thin is good. What is it people do not get about Polish Pancakes?

Comment submitted: 5/18/2016 (#19935)

By Weronika

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very similar to my Babci's recipe. The only difference is she didn't use any water and she used a full cup of flour. Otherwise it's exactly the same. Good stuff!

Comment submitted: 1/8/2016 (#19732)

By Hollija

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Thank you so much for this recipe! This is the same as the Latvian cottage cheese pancakes (biezpiena pankukas) and I've not been able to find a good recipe for them. This recipe is excellent!

Comment submitted: 3/28/2015 (#19339)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Frankie Jones (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is the first traditional polish pancake recipe that even comes close to my great grandmother's. It is true that it is a more watery batter than a French crepe but it is supposed to be a very thin and very delicate "pancake". Our family begs for nalisniki's on special occasions. It does take a little bit to get the pan just the right heat and to get the hang of doing two pans at the same time. But as with the Polish style we have come to consider it a "growing up" kind of thing. Once you can accomplish it you are a true grown up! It is not a crepe it is a nalisniki.

Comment submitted: 12/13/2014 (#19147)

By St. Sal

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

After reading some of the comments that it needed more flour, I decided to use Ann Marie's crepe recipe in the comments. It worked really well. The filling - which I did not modify - was good without changes. Next time, I might add some crushed pineapple or some jam into the filling to make it even better.

Comment submitted: 3/5/2013 (#15309)

By barry

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The batter was very, very thin so I added about 1/3 cup more of flour... also a Tablespoon of canola oil (based on a note I read here). After those changes, it turned out nice.

Comment submitted: 12/16/2011 (#13317)

By Ambrozy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Add 1/3 cup more flour and fill with apple sauce mixed with a couple dashes of cinnamon... delicious no matter what you call it.

Comment submitted: 10/27/2010 (#11470)

By Ewa

A more traditional and tasty base for any filling, sweet or traditionally-savory is:

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 egg
Leftovers can be wrapped in foil and kept in the fridge for up to two days-if you don't eat them before then! :)

Comment submitted: 10/12/2010 (#11377)

By Cassidhe

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The batter was much too watery. I couldn't even bake a single good one. You need more flour and some sugar, and Olga, your right, it's much better with 3 tbs. of oil.

Comment submitted: 10/12/2010 (#11375)

By twister5

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Very good.

Comment submitted: 12/20/2009 (#9258)

By Ann Marie

Better crepe recipe...
3 well beaten eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/2 cup milk

Sift together dry ingredients, beat eggs well, slowly stir in milk then eggs and other ing. Heat griddle to 375. When edges all around pancake turn dark yellow flip, count to 10, and remove!

Comment submitted: 6/9/2009 (#8245)

By Olga

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This recipe needs more flour. Also, it is much easier to add 3 tablesppons of oil to the batter, and then fry nalesniki on dry Teflon pan. And use "dry cottage cheese" (they have it at Jewel), otherwise the filing is too runny.

Comment submitted: 6/15/2008 (#5532)

By Try This

Fry pancakes on oil not butter. Reduce milk b/c milk burns on the pan.

Comment submitted: 5/20/2008 (#5320)

By Passerby

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Nalesniki-- at my house they were served only for breakfast if they were left over from dinner. They're good any time of the day, though. Fillings were either jam or the above sweet cheese filling. I'm echoing everyone else here in saying that the amount of flour is too small; should be 1 cup. Or cut the milk to 3/4 cup. Cheese filling: spend a couple of dollars extra, and buy farmer cheese instead of cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is not used in Poland, and it makes for a lousy substitute. A few tips for the batter: my whole family (mom, grandma, aunts) made the batter without egg whites. The batter was allowed to stand for 30 minutes, then egg whites were beaten until stiff peaks formed, gently incorporated into the batter, and then fried. This always made for much fluffier nalesniki.

Comment submitted: 12/17/2007 (#4196)

By Mac

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Nalesniki are awesome any time of the day, but this recipe is not. I followed step by step rule and I end up with a mess. Why? Need to add more flour!

Another thing, put 3 tablespoon of batter to the pan.... no comments to that. I tried that to, and again, a mess. From 6 suggested serving I ended up with one and half, largely thanks to the errors in recipe.

Lastly, those are called Nalesniki, not malesniki like someone else named it.

Comment submitted: 10/24/2007 (#3836)

By Madzia

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I ve been eating Nalesniki all my life and these are as good as my great(pra) babcia's. Try them with minced meat, or sauteed mushrooms and onions topped with melted cheese... heaven:)

Comment submitted: 8/18/2007 (#3405)

By Bartek B.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Malesniki are frayed with smalec (lard) Nalesniki are frayed up on butter and yes its 1 cup of flower with this ingredients and normally no need for the water just milk, and I always like to cut down on sodium so I just add one pinch of salt

Comment submitted: 5/30/2007 (#2569)

By tabletka

Nalesniki are delicious. I don't know how to make them, but my mother make them so good that every time I go visit her in New York, Nalesniki must be on the table. Darek from San Antonio, TX.

Comment submitted: 2/6/2007 (#1443)

By Dorotka

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I am a Polak living in Texas since 1995. Love Nalesniki especially with the cheese filling, but if you are in need of something for your sweet tooth try Nutella (Haselnut Chocolate Bread Spread) as a filling. Bardzo smaczne (very delicious)!

Comment submitted: 1/25/2007 (#1313)

By Ken Kaniff

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great recipe--simple and effective.

Btw, I'm Polish, and we call them "Naleśniki".

Comment submitted: 1/23/2007 (#1279)

By Virgil Cain

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Dobra! Wonderful recipe. These are meant to be a thin and delicate crepes, not American flapjacks. Make certain you roll the batter around the frying pan to spread it evenly. I love em.

Comment submitted: 1/7/2007 (#1148)

By Sazhu

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These are the pancakes my mother and grandmother always made. I was surprised when I ordered pancakes in a restaurant and a thick, floury hotcake was served. Try these thin pancakes with butter and real maple syrup. Delicious!

Comment submitted: 12/30/2006 (#1077)

By i like nalesniki

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Haha. This is funny. But i like nalesniki.=]

Comment submitted: 12/20/2006 (#1000)

By Melanishka

I'm the second generation polish-american decent and I make Nalesniki for an anytime dish morning, noon or night... (sometimes even midnight!) They are great with all different types of fillings Strawberries, Rasberries, Apple, and Cheese... Eat them with a little bit of Sour Cream and you have a great dish! Just to add a little something, you can use the butter pam in the dish instead of the butter its better for those artery clogging calories!

Comment submitted: 12/10/2006 (#916)

By kate

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I currently live in Poland. Nalesniki are delicious any time of the day. My mother-in-law often serves them for dinner! Definitely add more flour. I have been taught to fold them into quarters like a French crepe, then add the filling and put them in a buttered pan to heat again. This takes less time than 30 min in the oven. They are very good with sour cream and freshy crushed raspberries.

Comment submitted: 9/23/2006 (#374)

By Memories

I remember my mom always making "Nalesniki's"- the best part was spreading a little jelly like strawberry or red rasp.,on them and then rolling them up!

Comment submitted: 9/8/2006 (#285)

By Rod Montesque

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The (person) who submitted this recipe should be sent back to school. Number one: calling them "pancakes" is very misleading; think more of pan made "tortillas". Number two: you''ll need more like 2 cups of flower then 1/2 - if this were a bomb making recipe, the user would be injured by now. And forget about the water; 3 tbsp isn''t going to make jack of a difference. No comments on the filling.

Comment submitted: 9/2/2006 (#262)

By Kasia

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Definitely agree with the "a bit more flour helps this recipe" comment. App. 1/3 to a 1/2 cup more is needed, otherwise they don't cook well and turn into a disaster instead of one of the most enjoyable Polish dessert dishes.

Comment submitted: 8/29/2006 (#236)

By No Nickname

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I am from Poland, and it is not Malesniki, Palesniki, or Zalesniki. Its called NALESNIKI. Just like that. :)

Comment submitted: 8/24/2006 (#199)

By Ilona S.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Polish pancakes are definitely called Nalesniki not Malesniki and these are the best!!!

Comment submitted: 8/8/2006 (#160)

By Irene N.

I am from Polish descent and saw your Nalesniki (Polish pancakes) online. Don't know where they got the name from. We always called them Malesniki.

Comment submitted: 7/12/2006 (#159)

By Margaret C.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

A bit more flour helps this recipe. After they are cooked, they are good with apple sauce.

Comment submitted: 5/6/2006 (#158)