Ukrainian Pancakes – Oladky: These are an adapted (GF) version of Olia’s Yogurt Drop Scones – Oladky, from her book, Mamushka.
A Plethora of Pancake Recipes and Cook for Ukraine
I have never shared any political posts on Lavender & Lovage before – I have just done what I can for former conflicts etc, quietly and privately behind the scenes, so to speak. (I don’t actually see my post today as being political anyway, just humanitarian)
I have watched in utter horror over the last few days, as the illegal invasion by Russia (ordered by Putin and not the Russian people) on a democratic neighbouring country has unfolded.
I had the pleasure of visiting Russia a couple of years ago, and I was blown away by the beauty of the countryside, and found the Russian people to be warm, hospitable and friendly.
As I’ve watched the news over the last few days, I’ve been consumed with anger, sadness, shock, horror and disbelief, as well as the feeling of helplessness. What can I do as one person? What can we all do?
Well, there are numerous charities and websites that have been set up for donations, these are shared on most social media channels, such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
You can attend protests, of which there have been many all over Europe and North America. If you live in the UK, you can write to your MP about the total atrocity of this invasion. I’ve written to my MP already, and I’ve also donated to 2 charities.
As well as these small acts of solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, I’m joining in with Olia Hercules and her Russian friend and author, Alissa Timoshkina, to #CookForUkraine – it’s a small gesture of support, but I can’t stand the inertia.
As well as sharing many pancake recipes from the archives on Lavender & Lovahe today, I am also sharing an adapted (GF) version of Olia’s Yogurt Drop Scones – Oladky.
These fabulous little Ukrainian style drop scones/pancakes were served with coffee, wild plum jam, sour cream and blueberries.
You can join in too, by cooking and sharing your Ukrainian recipe and by adding the hashtag #cookforukraine in any social media posts, as well as donating to the Cook for Ukraine Just Giving website here:
CookForUkraine – Fundraising for Unicef UK
It’s a small gesture, but I just had to do something. It seems a little contrite to say Happy Pancake Day for tomorrow, Shrove Tuesday in the UK, but I hope that you enjoy some of these recipes if you decide to make them, and that you join in with Cook for Ukraine too. Karen
How to Join in with #CookForUkraine
CookForUkraine started off as an idea between friends with a mutual love of food and a desire to help those in need. Little did they know that a simple hashtag would lead to the beginnings of a global movement…
CookForUkraine aims to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children & families in Ukraine who have been displaced by the current situation.
Since its inception, hundreds of people from different backgrounds and nationalities have reached out and shown their solidarity by joining this initiative – including top chefs, award-winning food writers, restaurant owners and home cooks – cooking, baking and sharing Ukrainian and Eastern European inspired dishes at their restaurants with their guests, at home with their friends and across social media with their family and followers.
CookForUkraine also provides a platform for Ukrainian families and their supporters to share recipes with each other, along with the stories behind those dishes.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT – HOW TO GET INVOLVED
- You can join the movement by hosting your own #CookForUkraine supper club or bake sale, inviting your friends and suggesting a donation to this Just Giving page to help Unicef keep Ukrainian children safe. Share pictures on social media by adding the #CookForUkraine hashtag.
- Get cooking, share your pictures, recipes and stories on social media by adding the #CookForUkraine hashtag.
- Restaurant, Hotel, Cafe, Bar Owners & Operators can add a voluntary £1, £2, or £5 donation to the bill throughout the month of March 2022. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details to get set up. Share your support on social media by adding the #CookForUkraine hashtag
Donate any funds collected to this Just Giving page!
Register your interest in attending, hosting or participating in a supper club by filling out the short form HERE! We will be in touch with more details.
Suggested Recipes to Make for #CookForUkraine
SUGGESTED RECIPE LINKS – FROM UKRAINE & BEYOND
Ukrainian Jewish Challah bread
Fish Soup – Solyanka
Rassolnik soup – beef and pearl barley with sour cucumbers
Kakhetian Barbecued Pork – Mtsvadi
Garlicky Georgian poussins – Tsiplenok Tabaka
Aubergines and Tomatoes – Serdakh
Stuffed Cabbage Leaves – Holubtsy
A layered cabbage pie
Meet Balls from Odessa
Pilau Pie – Shakh Plov
Romanian Raspberry tart
- Salted Caramel Apple Pancakes
- Drop Scones (Scotch Pancakes)
- Boozy Bitter Marmalade & Blood Orange Pancakes
- Pancakes for Everyday! My Marmalade Pancakes for Pancake Day
- Lemon Curd & Raspberry Crêpes
- Sweet Clementine & Bitter Orange Crêpes
- Chèvre, Ham and Peach Crêpes
- Blue Cheese, Ham and Fig Conserve Crêpes
My Recipe for adapted (GF) version of Olia’s Yogurt Drop Scones – Oladky, from her book, Mamushka
Ukrainian Style Pancakes (Oladky)
My Gluten Free recipe for Ukrainian Pancakes (Oladky) is based on Olia Hercule's recipe for Yogurt Drop Scones, from her book, Mamushka.
These are made with Ready Brek oat cereal, but if you can't source Ready Brek, then just blitz some oats in a food processor to reduce them to a fine flour.
Serve these with sour cream, or yogurt, with jam and fresh berries.
These are very similar to British Drop Scones (Scotch Pancakes)
- 150mls natural Greek style yogurt or kefir
- 1 egg, beaten
- 90g Ready Brek oat cereal
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Oil or butter, to fry
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, until amalgamated. You should have a soft dropping batter.
- Brush a large frying pan with oil, or butter, and heat over a medium heat.
- Drop the batter in to the pan, about 1 large tablespoon per pancake, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, before turning over. Bubbles will appear on the top of the batter when they are ready to turn over.
- Continue to cook more pancakes, until the batter has been used up.
- Serve with yogurt, or sour cream, jam and fresh fruit.
You can serve these as savoury pancakes too - we love them with smoked salmon, sour cream and dill.
Liz Thomas says
Hapy Pancake Day and also Happy St. David’s Day
Jolly good idea Karen. It’s absolutely terrible and unbelievable too – or maybe not, given who’s in charge in the Kremlin. I visited Moscow many many years ago and absolutely loved it and the people too. I shall see if I can do a Ukrainian post to show some solidarity too – #CookForUkraine
Fernando Alerts says
Thank you. My breakfast for tomorrow. Go Ukraine.
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks, I hope you enjoyed them!