Monday, February 3, 2014

Blynai (Lithuanian Pancakes)

My great grandmother was always in the kitchen.
She wasn't happy unless she was feeding someone. When one would walk in the door, she wouldn't say "hi", she said "are you hungry?".

A lot of Gram's food was typical Lithuanian. We grew up with it all, and our friends started loving it all too. The funny part was watching some people try to pronounce the names of some of the foods!

When I would spend the night, she used to make me these incredibly light, yet crisp pancakes.
As I located this recipe here, and tried them on my the first bite, I knew. They were Gram's. This is what she made me all those years ago.

Thank you Gram!

1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp sour cream
4 Large eggs (separated)
1 Cup milk
½ Tsp salt

1. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks until light
2. Add flour, sour cream, milk, and salt. Mix until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff
4. Fold egg whites into the yolk/flour mixture.
5. Add a small amount of butter to a non stick skillet to melt
6. Portion batter in tablespoons onto skillet
7. Fry until golden, flip and fry the other side is golden
8. Serve hot with honey, syrup, or preserves


This recipe was shared on:
Monday: Flour me with Love, Pioneer Momma, The Chicken Chick, Kitchen Table Art, New Mama Diaries, Call Me PMC, Adventures in Mindful Living, A Southern Fairy Tale, Jam Hands, Mommy on Demand, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Feeding Big, Inside Bru Crew Life, My Joy Filled Life
Tuesday: Mandy's Recipe Box, Chef in Training, Table for Seven, Yesterfood, A Peek into my Paradise, Cornerstone Confessions, Pint Sized Baker, The Road to 31, Kathe with an E, Gina's Craft Corner, Sweet Silly Sara, This Ole Mom
Wednesday: Dizzy Busy and Hungry, Wine and Glue, Lady Behind the Curtain, Crafty Allie, White Lights on Wednesday, Ginger Snap Crafts, Mom's Test Kitchen, Lemoine Family Kitchen, Jam Hands, Buns in my Oven, The Nourishing Gourmet
Thursday: Saving 4 Six, Whats Cooking Love, Sweet Bella Roos, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Embracing Change, Lamberts Lately, Sweet Haute
Friday: A Conquered Mess, Play Party Pin, Kiddie Foodies, The Grits Blog, Love Bakes Good Cakes, 30 Handmade Days, The Country Cook, This and That, Hungry Harps, Craft Dictator, Endlessly Inspired, Cooking with Curls
Saturday: Will Cook for Smiles, Angel's Homestead, Made from Pinterest, Six Sisters Stuff, Raising Memories, Yummy Healthy Easy


  1. I love pancakes, any kind. I'm going to have to give these a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh I hope you do and that you love them as much as we do!

  2. Thanks for linking up to this month's Share The Love Blog Hop.
    now following you via GFC

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  3. I'm going to have to try these! I love the story behind them. Thanks so much for linking them up at Tips and tricks this week! :) Sharing and Pinning!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

  4. One of my favorite things about recipes are the memories one bite can bring back. They sound delicious and I can't wait to try them! Pinning :-)

    Ashley @

  5. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  6. I am craving pancakes! These look so good! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I haven't really had Lithuanian food before. These look so delicious! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  8. These sound so yummy! We had pancakes this morning. Thanks for linking to the Tell Me About IT Tuesday linky on

  9. Jay, these are so pretty. I wish I had a plate FULL right now! And you know that I LOVE the story that goes along with these! ♥ I may have to surprise my husband by making these this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Lithuanian Pancakes at Treasure box Tuesday! :)

  10. Aw, these are so cute and tasty looking! I'll have to make these for my kiddos :) Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next Monday. Have a good weekend!

  11. So easy to prepare and thank you for sharing. Worth trying!

    Coming from Full Plate Thursday. Come-by and visit my blog.

  12. G'day! Am craving pancakes right now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what tasty posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  14. Thanks for sharing these on Foodie Friends Friday... I am not a big pancake fan but some of my family are and they have pancake eating contest.. even the nieces and nephews are in to see who can eat the most at one sitting. I have a niece that is 8 in the lead now.. I am going to try these the next time that I have any of my family over. I hope that you will join our party this week.. Snack Food is the theme.

  15. Hi Jay,
    Your Lithuanian Pancakes look delicious, we would just love them. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Those kind of memories are the best. My grandmother does the same thing - and when I stay over, she ALWAYS makes me the best pancakes in the morning.

  17. Looks delicious, would love to try them! Thanks for posting this at the Saturday Night Fever link party. Hope to see you back on Saturday!

  18. These look so light and fluffy!

    Thanks for linking up at Gingham & Roses!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

  19. I love pancakes! I will have to try these!