Pancakes on kefir without eggs - fast, cheap, tasty
If you ask to name your favorite favorite meal, the word "pancakes" will surely be the leader of the poll. But where did they come from, these pancakes?
History of pancakes
Initially, pancakes were sacrificial bread,a kind of "payment" to the god of fertility for the future harvest. Form they imitated the sun, which even in pagan times was a symbol of fertility. The rite itself, which massively baked pancakes, meant the departure of winter and the spring awakening of nature. The Christian religion supplanted the pagan traditions of worshiping the gods, but the story of the feast of pancakes did not end there. There was the same colorful, but already Christian, tradition of seeing off winter - a carnival festival. There is an opinion that the church, in order to avoid conflicts, simply introduced a new holiday, which was celebrated on the eve of Lent and was a kind of "preparation" for it.
For a whole week, this belovedSlavic countries a holiday - carnival, and every day has its name and meaning. Monday is the day of the commemoration of the dead. Tuesday is the beginning of the holiday itself. Wednesday is the day of "mother-in-law pancakes", when young people visit their parents' parents. On Thursday, the holiday takes on a maximum scope and is called a wide Thursday, and on Friday the son-in-law accepts with a return visit mother-in-law, father-in-law and treats them already with their pancakes. Relatives of her husband are welcomed on Saturday - "zolovkin gathering", as they say, no one is forgotten ... The final day of carnival - a very important element of the Christian religion and called "forgiven Sunday" - all vying for each other, on business and just in case, forgiveness. And every Shrovetide day is accompanied by festivities, dances, sledging, fortune-telling and ... "sacrifices" - eating pancakes.
And pancakes for a holiday are baked in untoldquantities. Each hostess is ready to surprise guests with something, and each has her own secret recipe. So pancakes appeared on kefir without eggs, on sour milk, rye, wheat, thick, thin - for any whim. And all this is incredibly tasty. And what Russian does not like pancakes - there are no such Russians.
So what is this - pancakes?
We read in the "Explanatory dictionary" edited by D.N. Ushakov: "Damn - a very thin round flat cake made from liquid dough baked in a frying pan" - neither take it away nor add, it's all right. It's these pancakes that we love - a thin, round, delicious cake, and, most importantly, more. The oldest dish of Russian cuisine, in its essence, very economical. Try to estimate the consumption of products to bake pancakes on kefir and water. All essential consumption is a couple of glasses of flour and butter for frying. Of course, for your favorite pancakes there is always an additive in the form of jam, cottage cheese, minced meat and of course sour cream, butter, etc. But this is only for "pancake" gourmets without dietary complexes, to which pancakes on kefir without eggs, seem too archaic.
Bake pancakes simply and without much fuss. First, prepare a talker - in the end you should get a liquid creamy dough. The simplest recipe for pancakes: a couple of glasses of flour, half a liter of kefir, salt, sugar to taste. That's all that goes into pancakes on kefir without eggs-as they say, cheap and angry. In a half portion of a little warmed kefir, mix the flour, get a thick dough, then add the rest of the yogurt, mix thoroughly and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. It is possible that the dough did not turn out to be sufficiently liquid - it should flow freely from the scoop, then add very little water. As a rule, bake pancakes on kefir without soda, so they are not thick. If the dough is ready, then half the distance is passed, then - the most interesting.
It is best to bake pancakes on a special "pancake"frying pan with ceramic coating. It has low sides and it can not be lubricated with oil - it is quite enough in the test itself. Before pouring the pancake, the frying pan warms up well. Then, keeping it "on weight", pour up to 1 scoop dough - depends on the diameter. Shaking the frying pan, they achieve uniform spreading of the dough (remember - a thin flat cake) on the whole plane of the bottom and put on a small fire.
A sign for turning the pancake is a rosyor simply dried a crust on the edges. Next, the master of pancake business with the elusive movement of the frying pan "forward-down-back", cause the pancake to turn over itself, and you can turn it with a wide spatula, but the charm is not the same. Another minute or two, and the pancake moves to a plate, such a kind of "warehouse of finished products." Here you can not do without "lubrication" with butter. Here is the second stage of the operation "pancakes on kefir without eggs" behind.
It remains to serve on the table, and pancakes are served onlyhot, at the worst, they are warmed up. Often in pancakes wrap the filling - cottage cheese, jam, boiled-toasted minced meat and ... everything that life will tell. Aerobatics for pancakes, if at the finishing stage they are sprinkled with sour cream or condensed milk.
Have you baked pancakes for a long time? Arrange relatives for the holiday - until the carnival is still far away, and so you want a delicious.