Lithuanian Pancake Recipe - Blynai or Sklindziai

Lithuanian Pancakes or Blynai
Lithuanian Pancakes or Blynai. © 2010 Barbara Rolek licensed to, Inc.
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 48 small pancakes (12 servings)
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Lithuanian pancakes, also known as blynai (BLEE-nigh) and sklindziai, is a popular treat for Shrove Tuesday (Uzgavenes) along with spurgos. This recipe is made with white wheat flour and beaten egg whites, which makes a very light pancake. They are silver-dollar size and usually accompanied by honey or fruit preserves. For apple blynai, add a peeled and grated tart apple to the batter. Compare this recipe with Russian blini.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 4 large eggs (separated)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks until light. Add flour, sour cream, milk, and salt and mix until smooth. In a separate medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold the egg whites into the yolk-flour mixture, trying not to deflate the volume.
  2. Add a small amount of butter to a nonstick skillet and portion onto it generous tablespoons of batter. Fry until golden, flip and fry until the other side is golden. Serve hot with honey or preserves.

    NOTE: For apple pancakes, add a peeled and grated tart apple to the batter.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 93
    Total Fat 5 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 82 mg
    Sodium 169 mg
    Carbohydrates 8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 5 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)