Cooking and Recipes.

Carrot olady - pancakes.

Description: Olady is kind of pancakes in Russia. They are little and very thick. You can put 5 - 6 Oladys on the pan. The base of batter for oladys can be buttermilk or sour milk or kefir. Olady resemble American pancakes, but more smooth in texture. Blini resemble French crepes, but are thicker and heavier. 


400 g (14 oz) carrot, finely grated.
3 tbsp buttermilk or Clabber - Milk which has soured to the point where it is thick but not separated (sour milk).
2 tbsp farina (semolina).
1/4 tsp baking soda, mixed with drop of vinegar.
salt to taste.

2 ea eggs.
2 apples, grated.

oil to fry


1. Combine carrot with sour milk. Add soda, sugar, salt and farina and blend thoroughly. Set aside for 0,5 hour.

2. Add grated apples and eggs.  blend thoroughly.

3. Pour 1 tbsp vegetable oil into a pan. Heat the pan. Pour 5-6 little rounds of batter on the pan, cook until light brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining batter, add oil as needed.

Serve hot with sour cream or jam.