Pancakes are a popular dessert in many countries and it’s also common to find them on the menu at Czech pubs. The international variations of this simple dish are interesting and delicious!
Many European pancakes put a twist on the famous French crêpe which have a very thin batter and are folded over sweet and savoury toppings.
Swedish pancakes are thicker than crêpes and are usually served with sweet jam or topped with sugar.
Polish pancakes have a similar batter but are rolled up like a burrito. Savoury versions are filled with potatoes, mushrooms, cabbage or ham.
In Germany, you’ll find several different types of pancakes. There are traditional recipes that are thicker than French crêpes, but you’ll also find a caramelised pancake in Bavaria that’s split into pieces and topped with fruit sauce and powdered sugar.
The most interesting variation of pancakes are those made from beer! Some courageous cooks in Sweden and South Korea have started experimenting with recipes that replace the milk with Pilsner Urquell. They’re surprisingly tasty, with notes of caramel and just a hint of tangy bitterness. The dense, wet foam makes the batter extra fluffy.
No matter which kind of pancakes you try, we recommend ordering them with a Mlíko. This style of Pilsner Urquell pour tastes sweet and smooth, so it’s perfect for desserts.