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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Thursday, March 02, 2006
Pancake & Lenten Bun Day
Somedays I am so slow. Checked out a few blogs today and noticed quite a few were giving a nod to Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as pancake day. But not everywhere. Pille at nami-nami gave the Scandinavian take (if that's not right, sorry Pille) with her version of Vastlakuklid: Estonian lenten buns.

My wife D. made a Polish style dish of pancakes filled with cottage cheese and gently refried, they were wonderful. She told me what was in it, but not how much, so here is my version, created from memory.

Cheese Pancakes

8 pancakes, 10 " (25 cm) diameter, barely cooked
1 tub cottage cheese
50 g sultanas
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lay a pancake out flat, combine cottage cheese, sultanas, sugar and vanilla extract and cover one half of the pancake with this mixture. Fold pancake in half then half again, you will have a triangle shape. Melt some butter in a frying pan and gently fry pancakes until golden brown. Serve plain.

As this was from memory, feel free to adjust any quantity.
  posted at 8:09 am

At 9:20 pm, Blogger Pille said...

Hey, thanks for the mention! "Nordic" would be probably more correct, as Scandinavians think of us as poor cousins who don't really belong to the club (and some aren't sure if the Finns are Scandinavians either), but the lenten buns with different fillings are popular all over the region - Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia.
Your wife's pancakes wound lovely - I've made something similar with curd cheese.

At 2:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TUT - the filled pancakes sound wonderful. Had all the good intentions last weekend - and then forgot to make the pancakes..... ah, this MP thing is wonderful.....

At 3:21 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi Pille, thanks for the info. As soon as I wrote Scandinavian, I wondered about it. Note taken.

Hi gin-an-tonic, never mind, there is always next year. We should have invited you over. D. made sixteen of them and she just started a diet! Oh, thanks for the email.


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