Racuchy aka Yeast Pancakes

Racuchy aka Yeast Pancakes

With the rainy autumn weather outside and my overall mood nowadays, I’ve been waking up with comfort food on my mind. First thought popping into my head in the morning is: what will I have for breakfast today?


This one might not necessarily be the healthiest idea for breakfast but.. a deliciously therapeutic alternative, for sure. ‘tis the season after all ;) Time to indulge, satisfy cravings and feel cozy in and out.

Comfort food for me usually includes some sort of fried dough. Crepes are my favourite but I thought since I am in Poland I’d share a different classic with you: RACUCHY aka yeast pancakes. They’re usually made with either sour cream or fresh yeast and often with cut or shredded apples added.

I found this recipe in an old Polish cookbook I got, at one of the summer flea markets, a few months ago. The book was published in the 80s and is full of classic recipes like this.

This is the simplest one.



3   eggs

80 g                sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

pinch salt

20 g fresh yeast

330 g milk, warm

340 g all-purpose flour, sifted

2 tbsp             unsalted butter, melted

canola oil for frying

icing sugar for topping


Whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. In a large bowl, crumble the fresh yeast and pour warm milk over it. Mix. Add sifted flour, melted butter, whisked egg mixture and combine until you have a smooth batter. Leave the batter to rise, to double in size.


Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop the batter with a large spoon. Flip the pancake when you see the bubbles on the edge. Continue with the rest of the batter. When finished, let them cool a little, sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy! That’s it!

Great for late breakfast, brunch, lunch or any time of day, really ;)

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