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Lenten pancakes

Lean fritters ingredients

  1. Wheat flour 2 cups
  2. Active (dry) yeast 1 pack (11 g)
  3. Water 1.5 cups
  4. Salt 0.5 teaspoon spoons
  5. Sugar 1 table. a spoon
  6. Vanillin on the tip of a knife
  7. Vegetable oil for frying
  • Main ingredients
  • Portion 2-4


Glass, Knife, Spoon, Measuring cup, Scissors, Tea spoon, Tablespoon, Sieve, Stove, Frying pan, Culinary spatula, Skimmer, Paper napkins, Towel

Cooking lean fritters:

Step 1: Sift the flour.

To make pancakes as fluffy and airy as possible, it is necessary to sift the flour with a sieve. Pay attention also to its expiration date. It is better to use only fresh flour for cooking.

Step 2: Dissolve the yeast.

As for freshness, this can be attributed to yeast. Check the expiration date, because using old yeast you run the risk of not getting the result you were aiming for. In order to breed yeast, we need warm water. Therefore, we heat it in a teapot or saucepan, pour the indicated amount into a deep bowl and send dry yeast and sugar there. Sugar in this process serves as an activator of yeast. Stir the mixture properly, about 8-10 minutes, so that foam appears on the surface of the water.

Step 3: Cook the dough for fritters.

In a bowl with diluted yeast and sugar, add salt and vanilla too. And now, gently, we begin to pour the sifted flour, without stopping stirring the dough. When you mix all the flour, the dough by consistency will resemble sour cream. Now you need to leave the dough for half an hour in a warm place, so that it rises and increases in volume by 2 times. Cover the bowl with the dough with a clean towel and rest.

Step 4: Cooking Lenten Pancakes.

Pour a little vegetable oil into the pan and put it on the included stove. When the oil warms up and starts to splatter, it's time to spread our pancakes. We take out a bowl of dough and, scooping up a tablespoon, pour it into a frying pan. So we spread as many fritters as the pan can hold at one time and how many you can keep track of at the same time. Fry the pancakes on one side for about 2-3 minutes, then gently using a culinary spatula, turn them over to the other side. If the pancakes are not browned, then repeat the process. We take out the fritters with a slotted spoon and let the excess oil drain. But since the fat on the pancakes still remains, you need to remove it with paper towels. Although, if you have nothing against oil, you can skip this action.

Step 5: Serve the finished lean pancakes.

So our delicious dish is ready. You can serve it both warm and cold - as you like best. You can serve lean pancakes with jam, syrup, icing sugar, honey, jam. If you cook pancakes not during fasting - then with sour cream. Different additives will give the pancakes a different flavor, but with any of them you will like lean pancakes and your loved ones. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - You can replace vanillin with vanilla sugar or remove it altogether if you prefer salty pancakes.

- - To make the dough less stick to the spoon, when you put the pancakes on the pan, periodically wet it with cold water.

- - You can add pre-soaked raisins or other dried fruits to the fritters dough.

- - By varying the amount of sugar and salt, you can make sweeter or more salty pancakes, depending on your preference.