Russian Pancakes with the Manitoba Food History Truck!

Today I had the great pleasure of sharing a treat from my childhood with the wonderful people from the Manitoba Food History Truck.  I hadn't had this in many years, but, as the theme is foods history, I wanted to honour my Großma and this wonderful foods, that I don't know who makes it anymore.



Russian Pancakes

Set oven to 300ºF.  Have one or two crepe, or non-stick pans available.

2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 - 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbs butter, melted
pinch salt
1 tsp sugar
butter, for the pans

Whisk or blend the ingredients until well incorporated and set aside.  Prepare the sour cherry sauce.

Sour Cherry Sauce
1 jar sour cherries in light sauce
1 tbs corn starch
juice of half of a lemon
1/4 cup sugar

In a medium saucepan, start cooking the cherries, the whole jar except for 1/4 cup of the juice.  Mix the cherry and lemon juices with the corn starch as a slurry and add to the saucepan.  Cook on medium heat until bubbled for at least one minute and thickened and shiny.  Set aside.

Heat pans for the crepes.  Add a tab of butter and let bubble up over the entire pan.  Add a ladle of the batter and turn pan to cover.  When bubbling, flip the crepe.  When cooked, place the crepe on a pan in the oven and spoon some of the cherry sauce over it.  Repeat, stacking and alternating crepes and sauce until finished.  Serve immediately as cut wedges, with options of icing sugar and sour cream as toppings.

Enjoy!

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