Many years ago, I learned how to cook Macedonian style Pancake from my Macedonian neighbour. I was surprised as it was quite different from the Pancakes that I usually cook. She used Greek style Yoghurt to make thick batter and a lot of Oil to fry it. Today I used Cottage Cheese instead of Yoghurt just like Ukrainian people do. The ratio of ingredients needed to be altered. This is how I cooked Cottage Cheese Pancakes.


8 to 10 Pancakes


1 cup Cottage Cheese
2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Self-Raising Flour
Oil for cooking *I used Canola Oil
Icing Sugar for dusting *optional
Sour Cream, Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries, Jam, etc.

  1. Place Cottage Cheese, Caster Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla Extract in a mixing bowl, and use a whisk to blend well. *Note: You might prefer processing the mixture into a smoother mixture using a stick blender.
  2. Add Self-Raising Flour and mix to make a thick batter. If batter is too thick, add a small amount of Milk OR Water as required, but the batter should be thick.
  3. Heat a generous amount Oil in a frying pan (non-stick preferred) over low heat and cook 8-10cm Pancakes until both sides are nicely browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining batter, adding extra Oil to the pan between batches if necessary.
  4. Dust with Icing Sugar if you like it and serve with Fresh Berries, Jam, Sour Cream, Whipped Cream, etc.