Fearless Females: 7 March 2016 Favorite Family Recipe

The prompt for 7 March 2016 is to share a favorite recipe from the kitchen of your mother or grandmother.

[Note: This post originally ran during the Fearless Females series in March 2010]

March 7 — Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family.

[Note: This post originally ran during the Fearless Females series in March 2010, and I have included it during other years of the Fearless Females series]

My favorite meal was Palancinka (palacinky) – A Slovak crepe. I have this recipe in my book: Baba’s Kitchen: Slovak & Rusyn Family Recipes & Traditions, 2nd Ed. 

My grandmother used to make them for me for lunch – they were and remain one of my favorites!


1 c. flour
1-½ c. milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oil
⅛ tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients beat until smooth.

Heat a small amount of Crisco in a skillet (an omelet pan works nicely). Pour a small amount of batter into skillet and spread around in the skillet (like making a crepe). Cook until brown, then flip over and brown other side. Turn onto a plate. Repeat until all batter is used.

Fill with cottage cheese and jelly (any flavor)*. Roll. Then drizzle some melted browned butter on top.

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