Bosnian Pancakes {Uštipci}

In Bosnia, we love our pancakes, our bread and just dough-y things in general. :) We make two basic types of pancakes. The first kind is a simpler, less time consuming and I am talking about those today. The second kind is made with yeast and I will share the recipe some other time.

My recipe may differ a bit from others, but basically there are three main components for a good pancake: eggs, flour and some type of liquid (water, milk, yogurt, buttermilk, etc.)

I make my pancakes with Greek yogurt and I really love them. They have a nice texture and they remain soft even when cold (IF there are any left). What I  love about them is that they are small, so you can grab one or two on your way out. They are a perfect bite (or two) size and make a really delicious breakfast. We spread them with variety of savory or sweet spreads or make them into sandwiches. Some people serve them coated in sugar/powdered sugar. I also had them with maple syrup and they were great, even though traditionally we don’t use maple syrup.

If you are interested in how to pronounce “uštipci”, it would sound something like “oosh-tipsy”  :)

Bosnian Pancakes Ustipci

Bosnian Pancakes {Uštipci}

[Printable recipe]

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of yogurt (I like to use Greek Yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

 

  1. Whisk the eggs until foamy, add yogurt and mix until smooth, add salt and water.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder and start adding to the egg mixture, stirring the whole time.
  3. Batter needs to be a bit thicker than for the American pancakes.
  4. Pour cooking oil into a large frying pan just enough to coat the bottom.
  5. Set the heat to medium.
  6. Prepare a large tray and cover with paper towel.
  7. Grab a spoonful (I use soup spoon) of batter and pour onto the heated oil.
  8. Make sure pancakes have enough space to expand.
  9. When you see bubbles forming around the edges of the pancake, it’s time to turn them over.
  10. Fry them until golden brown on both sides.
  11. When done, place on a paper towel.
  12. Bosnian pancakes can be served with a variety of spreads, such as cream cheese, pâté, jam, nutella, honey, etc. You can split them and make mini sandwiches too. They are firm enough to be picked up and they are usually one or two-bites-size. They are delicious warm or cold.

Have fun making them!

Bosnian pancakes prep

Bosnian pancakes prep 2

Bosnian Pancakes Ustipci

 These are some of the ways to enjoy them:

Bosnian Pancakes Ustipci

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15 thoughts on “Bosnian Pancakes {Uštipci}

  1. kbeezyisviral May 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm Reply

    They look amazing. I’m always up to eat something hearty.

  2. Roberta M. Eisenberg May 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm Reply

    They sound very good and I’ll have to try them.

    Bobbi (Fr Burtchaell’s friend)

  3. Korena in the Kitchen May 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm Reply

    Oooh, tiny pancakes coated in sugar – like little mini doughnuts! These sound delicious, and I love their Bosnian name. The inside texture looks wonderful, all hole-y, sort of like a crumpet.

  4. fromthefamilytable May 7, 2014 at 10:27 am Reply

    Cute! They would be perfect as a base for hors d’oeuvres

  5. chef mimi May 10, 2014 at 11:32 am Reply

    These look wonderful! I love the yogurt in them!

  6. Munira May 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Going to bookmark this wonderful recipe and try them out asap!!! Thanks Sibella!

  7. Karen May 12, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

    I love tiny pancakes like yours…my mother used to call them silver dollar pancakes.

    • Sibella at bakingwithsibella.com May 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm Reply

      Thanks Karen! This is the first time I learned about silver dollar pancakes. How neat! It’s true that a person learns something new every day! :)

  8. Bam's Kitchen May 14, 2014 at 10:31 am Reply

    Hello Sibella, I just want to keep repeating this fun name..Uštipci… but it would be better if I could be trialing some maybe just plain dipped in a little sugar but nutella always is a good choice too. How is your painting coming along?

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