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Danielle’s Palačinke

Danielle Kovacic, Habanero Consulting Inc.
Danielle Kovacic

Interaction Designer

Palačinke (aka Croatian pancakes) is something that I used to make with my dad on special occasions – including the holidays! It’s a recipe that is super common in Croatia (where he’s from), so he made sure to teach me how to make it. He was in charge of the flipping, and I was in charge of the filling. It was always a very interactive and fun cooking experience!



  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package vanilla sugar
  • Orange zest
  • Spray oil for your pan
  • Filling of your choice (I usually use Nutella or jam, but you can also add nuts, berries, bananas – you choose!)
  • Icing sugar (to sift on top of the palačinke afterwards)


Step 1

Put flour in a bowl, and mix in the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, vanilla sugar and orange zest.

Step 2

In a non-stick pan, over medium-high heat, spray your oil so that it covers the whole surface of the pan.

Step 3

Add ½ cup of the mixture (I actually use a soup ladle to make it super easy) to the pre-warmed pan and swirl the batter around in the pan until it fully coats the pan (but is thin – the key here is for it to be a thin layer).

Step 4

When the underside is light brown, flip over the palačinke and cook the other side (approx 2 minutes on each side on low-medium heat). You may need to cook 1 or 2 to find the right heat for your stovetop.

Step 5

Place each one on a plate and continue until you finish the batter.

Step 6

Add your desired filling and roll (or fold) them up.

Step 7

Sift the icing sugar on top and enjoy! Makes about 12 to 14 crepes.

Photos from Danielle

A small brown and white dog sits on a grey couch across from a plate of palačinke with sliced banana on top.
Danielle’s dog, Chloe, stares down palačinke with banana.

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