Recipes from Croatia: Palacinke (Cheese Filled Crepes)

Recipes from Croatia

Palacinke (Cheese Filled Crepes)

Country: Croatia
Course: Dessert
Makes: 12 crepes

For the Crepes:

  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sparkling mineral water
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • oil for frying

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 pound farmer's cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg


  1. In a small bowl, mix two eggs with the salt. Slowly add the milk and flour until you get a pretty runny batter, similar to the consistency of heavy cream. Now add the sparkling water and lemon peel.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add the batter, using a ladle. When the pan is about half full, tilt it until the batter fills the pan evenly. Cook on both sides until a light golden color.
  3. Combine the cheese, egg and sugar to make the filling. Spread some of the cheese filling over each crepe and roll it up into a tube.
  4. Line the crepes up in an ovenproof dish. Mix the last egg with about the sour cream and spread that over the top of the crepes. Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes.