Monday, August 22, 2011

Racuchy / racuszki - Polish pancakes with apples

Oh boy... Racuchy are soooo yummy! You can't stop having just one! They will disappear from your plate within seconds... Perfect with milk, perfect next day, perfect even cold... Polish "racuchy" or "racuszki" look similar to American pancakes, however, you need to try them to taste a difference. So, what is the secret? Yeast and tart apples. I use Granny Smith apples, and I am in heaven every time I make them :)
You can make racuchy without apples and serve them with different toppings. You can also substitute apples with strawberries, but to me real racuchy are made with apples! And I stick to it! :)

Recipe: (plenty for 2-3 people)
250 g (less than 2 cups) flour,
14 g instant yeast (2 packets),
1 egg,
3/4 cup lukewarm milk,
2 tbsp sugar,
pinch of salt,
2 big tart apples,
confectioners sugar,
oil for frying (vegetable, canola, sunflower)
*Double ingredients, if needed (but use only one egg)

  1. Wash and peel the apples. Cut them into small pieces.
  2. Mix flour, yeast, sugar, salt, egg and milk. Add apples and mix again. Leave for 60-90 minutes. The dough will raise.
  3. Heat oil (make sure that it is not too hot, racuchy tend to burn fast) and fry racuchy on medium heat until gold on both sides. Racuchy should be small to medium in size - this will allow them to cook inside without burning outside.
  4. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
Serve warm with a cup of milk or enjoy cold.


  1. I will be making this VERY soon!!!! What an AWESOME Fall recipe!! So if I use less than 2 cups of flour.... how much should I use? I don't want to mess it up. Thank you for posting this recipe and I will let you know how it turns out! Wish me luck....

    Love: Sonia

  2. To make it simple, just use 2 cups of flour. If you try to keep pancakes small (1 Tbsp of the dough)they will cook better without burning on the outside. You should have around 10 pancakes. You can double ingredients too (just stick to one egg). Don't worry if apple chunk or two stick out:)). Good luck, I am sure you will do great! Smacznego!:) Love, Sylwia