Authentic Oladushki - Russian Pancakes with Rose Petals and Kefir

Perfect for a festive brunch, my oladushki are gluten-free Russian pancakes with rose petals and kefir that are a beautiful treat that is unique and simple, to boot. Whip one up this weekend to surprise your favourite people!

Gather Your Ingredients -PANCAKES-

– Edible rose petals – Sugar – Large egg – Salt – Kefir  – Gluten-free flour  – Baking soda – Vegetable oil for frying – Additional kefir for serving – Additional edible rose petals for serving

Combine rose petals and sugar in a large jar. Stir well to combine. Let sit in a dark place for at least 24 hours and preferably a week, allowing the flavours to combine. The sugar will keep for months in a tightly sealed jar in a dark, cool place.

Let's Make Rose Sugar!

In a large bowl, whisk the egg with the sugar and salt. It is not necessary to whip vigorously, just stir so that the sugar and salt dissolve in the egg.

Let's Make The Dish!

Whisking constantly, gradually add the room-temperature kefir to the egg mixture.

Let's Make The Dish!

 Working gradually and whisking constantly, add gluten-free flour to liquid mixture, 2 TBs at a time. Whisk well to combine after each addition.

Let's Make The Dish!

Transfer batter to the pan and fry over medium heat until bubbles appear. Repeat until pan is full. With a spatula, flip pancakes and fry on the other side for about a minute. Continue frying until batter runs out, adding 1 TB of oil to the pan on every second batch.

Let's Make The Dish!

Serve gluten-free Russian pancakes immediately with additional kefir and rose petals.


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