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Palatschinken are light, thin pancakes much like crêpes, hailing from Austrian and Bavarian traditions. They are scrumptious alone or filled with decadent sweets and fruit, perfect for brunch or a light dinner. And what makes them so important? Their influence over the name of our featured WWBR blog this week, Palachinka!

As you enter the blog, flashes of tempting dishes scroll in a slideshow across the top of the page. The lovely mixture of sweet and savory in the Strawberry, Caramelized Pear & Bleu Cheese Salad and the wholesome, warming Thick Carrot Soup were enough to draw us in to really find out what this blog is all about: “Everyday food made decadent, and decadence made easy.”
The blog is full of recipes for every occasion and from all corners of the world, plus it is incredibly easy to navigate. One click on the Categories tab and you have everything you need for any upcoming meal listed right in front of you. You can browse by Course when searching for just the right appetizer for guests or by Regional Cuisine when you get an itch to try something from afar without leaving your own kitchen. The main focus of the blog is recipes with an Eastern European twist, taking you from Austria to Macedonia and many more.

Some of our favorites are the Persian Roasted Chicken with Dried Cherry-Saffron Rice- an ideal winter weeknight meal, the beautiful Esterhasy Torte- a traditional Austrian dessert, and the Pain Perdu .

And if you are feeling particulary ambitious, try whipping up homemade Avjar or bright and zesty Preserved Lemons!

No matter what you end up doing this weekend, be sure and check out Palachinka and let us know below what quenches your thirst for decadence!

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  • 50 years ago my grandmothers on both sides made papachinkis. Both came over from the old world 1915-20 and settled in Pa in Bethlehem and Northampton. One was Austrian and one Hungarian. They both made these using a crepe-like base, but thicker, that filled the plate sizewise. Atop was spooned lekvar and/or various jams. They were then rolled up for a great dessert and sometimes entree. Drinking with a glass of coffee(what's a cup anyhow?) was gourmet!

    Feb 05, 2012 at 10:50 AM

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