Russian Oladi With Apples ⏤ soft & fluffy Russian pancakes that taste just like apple fritters! They're quick & easy to make, perfect for a cozy breakfast or a quick snack! Serve dusted with powdered sugar & a dollop of smetana, sour cream or condensed milk!
1/2 cup + 1/3 cup(200 g)buttermilkroom temperature
Sunflower oilfor frying
Powdered sugarfor dusting
Smetana, condensed milk, sour cream, or jamoptional - for serving
Add the flour and baking powder to a medium bowl. Mix until combined, then set aside.
Add the egg and sugar to a separate bowl, beat until fully combined, then pour in the buttermilk and beat until smooth.
Gradually sift the flour into your egg mixture. Keep mixing as you add in the flour and mix until smooth with no lumps.
Use a coarse grater to grate your apples. Gently fold the grated apples into the Oladi batter. Work quickly because you don't want the apples to start releasing their juice. Immediately add 1/3 inch of sunflower oil to a non-stick pan, place the pan over medium-high heat and allow the oil to heat until hot (350F - 375 F).
Once the oil is sizzling, reduce the heat to medium and use a large spoon to drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Fry in batches until your Oladi are golden brown on both sides. I like to use a spatula to flip the pancakes once the batter is halfway cooked through (about 1-2 minutes), then I usually fry them another 1-2 minutes or until golden. I never fry more than 4/batch. Add more oil in between batches if necessary!
Place your Oladi on a clean plate lined with paper towels to absorb the extra oil. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately! Top with condensed milk, smetana, sour cream or jam if desired!
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