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Czech breakfast pancakes ala Martin / Jogurtove livance dle Martina

livance google image/smagpictures.comMartin’s yogurt breakfast pancakes – Czech style

Martin was born in Prague and since 1978 he has been living in the US. He married an American lady named Kathleen (who is also the co-creator of this magical recipe) and have 2 wonderful kids together. His blog called O Americe” (“About America”) is written strictly in Czech. Why?  Martin gets to express himself in his native language, and  his non-English speaking Czech friends and family  can learn more about the American ways. Through his blog he found a  virtual way how to connect with his unforgettable motherland.

For those of you who would like a less fattening version of my recipe on livance (pancakes) here is Martin’s healthy version:

CZ: Ochutnejte Martinovy zdrave jogurtove livance! Ja jsem jiz jeden podobny recept kdysi rano publikovala, ale nebyl udelany z jogurtu, ale z tucne cream cheese. Aby vam ty livance vice chutnaly, tady je neco malo o jejich tvurci – Martinovi (vynato z jeho blogu zvanem “O Americe”): ‘Narodil jsem se v Praze, ročník 57. Od roku 1978 žiju v USA, díky velkorysosti americké vlády která tehdy nabízela podmínečné přistěhovaní lidem z Východního Bloku.
Ženatý od roku 1981, v míchaném manželství Čecha a Američanky (love ya, babe), dvě děti. Bloguju abych si užil češtiny, podělil se o dojmy a názory, a měl jakési virtuální spojení na starou vlast.’

Czech yogurt pancakes

(Makes about 16 pancakes)

  • 2 cups all-purpose four
  • 2 Tsp of baking powder
  • 1 Tsp of baking soda
  • 1 Tbs of sugar
  • 1 Tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of white yogurt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly whipped
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  1. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  2. In another bowl mix together yogurt, milk, eggs and butter
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and mix it all together until smooth
  4. With a ladle pour a pancake mixture onto a hot pan and fry pancakes on both sides until done
  5. The pancakes should be about 4 inches in diameter
  6. Serve hot, spoon some yogurt and fruit over them, drown them in maple syrup or spread some black currant jam over them….use your imagination!


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8 comments… add one
  • Verunka May 20, 2010, 4:50 pm

    MMM! This sounds so good! I make palicinky all the time but this sound delicious! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Tanja May 21, 2010, 11:05 am

    These are even BETTER than papacinky! And the topping possibilities are endless….

  • Tanja May 21, 2010, 11:05 am

    oops I ment paLacinky not papacinky 😉

  • Vlastimil May 21, 2010, 12:37 pm

    papacinky sounds much better…”chces papat papacinky?”…

  • Katie @ Making This Home May 21, 2010, 4:19 pm

    Ooooh. Another super recipe to try. Thanks ladies. Martin will be thrilled!

  • Tanja May 21, 2010, 4:58 pm

    To Vlastimil: I think I will rather have ‘mamacinky’ :))

  • Sandra July 6, 2014, 11:29 pm

    Can you help me find a yeast pancake recipe. My mother in-law suffers from Alzheimer’s. And before the illness hit her too hard I asked her for the recipe for a yeast pancake she use to call,
    Cokanaplinski please forgive the spelling I am sure it is very wrong. My husband loved them and
    Wishes I could make them for him but….. I am stuck not knowing if this is a German recipe, or a Czech recipe or a combination of the two. I would greatly appreciate any help, or light you could shine on the subject.

    Thank you

  • Tanja July 7, 2014, 7:58 am

    Hi Sandra,

    I don’t know. That does not sound either Czech or German:(. Perhaps some of the other commenters could shine some light on it?

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