Olad’yi (pancakes)

It’s Friday, which means the weekend is right around the corner. That means we can hopefully catch up on our sleep (or is it just me that builds up a deficit over the week?) and maybe even enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Yes, yes – that’s definitely the best part of the weekend! :)

Olad’yi (soft “d”; I know I know, these words are tough to pronounce… you should hear my husband trying!) are the Russian version of pancakes. These are buttery and moist and they make for the most indulgent (yet easy) weekend breakfast. I grew up eating these regularly (with a few other rotations, like crepes, french toast, sirniki and probably 1 or 2 others I’m forgetting) but it’s been years since I had them until I made these recently for the blog (for the first time on my own!). This is why I’m so excited about this little project of mine. I hope you make these soon and let me know how you like them! :mrgreen:


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of sugar (or more to taste… I like them to be on a slightly savory side so I can sweeten them with toppings)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • toppings of choice (my favorite is sweetened condensed milk!)

Whisk all the ingredients together.

Preferably let stand for 15-30 minutes. This step is not necessary, though, if you’re in a hurry… or especially hungry πŸ˜‰

Cook like pancakes! I used a 1/4 cup measuring scoop to make them somewhat uniform.

Cook over medium heat; flip when the edges brown (just a few minutes).

A few more minutes and you’re done! :)

The most traditional toppings include sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and jam.

You know which one I chose. 😎

The raspberries practically made this health food. Ok not really, but this tasted damn good. Worth every calorie!

If you’re a pancake lover, you must try this Russian version. You’ll be in for a treat! πŸ˜€

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