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Catholic Recipe: Carnival Pancakes


  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3 cups milk, divided


Yield: 24 pancakes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Hungary


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Also Called: Farsangi Palacsinta


Combine flour, salt, egg yolks, 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Add rest of milk slowly until consistency of heavy sweet cream. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Drop into 8-inch well-buttered skillet. Fry until golden brown on each side. Serve filled with meat, fish, vegetables, or as a dessert combined with sweet fillings of fruit, custard or rolled plain covered with sweet toppings.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965