Crispy on the outside, sweet and fluffy on the inside, “Racuchy” (rah-tzook-eh) are a traditional Polish dish. It is quite unusual to see a pancake recipe that uses yeast and I think it’s safe to say that Racuchy are a cross between American pancakes and doughnuts.
If you want to add a little more protein into your diet, then I recommend adding 1/2-1 scoop of your favourite protein shake powder into the mixture.
These yeast-raised pancakes are:
- soft and fluffy
- easy to make
- simply irresistible
Tall, fluffy racuchy make the best breakfast, especially when there’s plenty of chocolate sauce, fruit such as blueberries, raspberries or golden syrup.
Polish Yeast-raised Pancakes (Racuchy)
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 150 g plain flour
- 7 g dried active yeast
- pinch of salt
- 200 ml soya or oat milk (lukewarm)
- coconut oil for frying
- In a medium bowl, mash the banana using a fork.
- Sift in the flour, then add the sugar, salt and yeast. Pour in the milk and stir to combine.
- Cover the bowl with cling film or a tea towel and place in a warm spot. Leave the mixture for about 45 minutes or until bubbly and doubled in size.
- Heat a little oil in a medium frying pan over low heat. Add a ladle of batter and fry until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then flip it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.
- Repeat until all the batter is used up.