Palacsinta / Hungarian Crepes

Palacsinta / Hungarian Crepes

  • Servings: approximately 21 palacsinta
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Credit: Marika’s Kitchen


  • 6 jumbo eggs (or 8 smaller eggs)
  • 2 ½ cups (591ml) whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) sparkling water (optional, can be replaced with milk or regular water)
  • 2 cups (263g) flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (8.53g) salt
  • 4 Tbsp. (49.5g) cane sugar or (78g) maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. (10g) vanilla
  • 8 Tbsp. (113g, 4-5 oz.) butter, melted
  • Olive oil (to coat skillet)


  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar or maple syrup


  1. Mix eggs and sugar or maple syrup until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed with a wire whisk, electric mixer or blender. Mix for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Add milk, sparkling water, salt, vanilla and mix well. (Approximately 2 minutes)
  3. Add flour gradually while continually mixing to prevent clumps.
  4. Beat batter for another minute. Seems to help with elasticity so crepes don’t fall apart.
  5. Melt butter and mix into batter till incorporated..
  6. Let palacsinta batter rest for approx. 30 minutes in fridge.
  7. Heat crepe pan on medium heat.
  8. Coat pan with a little olive oil
  9. Pour approx. 1/3 cup into the heated pan, turning pan to spread batter evenly.(amount depends on size of pan)
  10. Brown lightly on both sides


  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar or maple syrup with electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add cottage cheese and vanilla and mix till well incorporated.
  3. Spread filling on open palacsinta, sprinkle with a little cinnamon or cinnamon sugar, roll and enjoy!
  • Other options for fillings are jams (homemade apricot is delicious!), cinnamon sugar, Nutella, strawberries and whipped cream…
  • This recipe makes 21 palacsinta’s/crepes if measuring 1/3 cup batter per palacsinta/crepe.

5 thoughts on “Palacsinta / Hungarian Crepes

  1. Just made this and it turned out sooooo good! But our stack of finished palacintas never got as high as yours because we couldn’t stop eating them fresh off out of the pan <3 Thanks! Love the photos too

  2. I want to try all your recipes, they are so tempting. Right now I am looking for a recipe for fried chicken that is basted with a mix with lemon juice and oregano. Do you have any such recipe?

    1. Hi Jo Ann! I’m sorry about the late response. I have never had fried chicken that way. Where did you have that? Sounds great! I hope you find a wonderful recipe for that. I’m sorry that I do not have anything like that.

      Happy Cooking!
      🙂 marika

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