I love pancakes, I am also Russian. Here are two varieties for Russian Pancakes for you all to try out. Crepes, called blini (блини)
It's important that you use a roughly 10" nonstick pan.
1. Whisk two eggs, two cups of milk, one tablespoon of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
2. Gradually add in two cups of flour until you get a nice batter, but not too thin.
3. Then stir in two tablespoons of canola oil.
4. Warm up the pan to mediumish heat and use more canola oil liberally.
5. Pour in just enough batter so it covers the entire surface of the pan, just like making any other crepe.
6. Cook on one side until it's golden brown, though not bernt of course, and then flip and repeat for the other side.
7. Make sure you are putting oil back on the pan when its boiled away, this is important to do.
8. Eat them with sour cream and fruit jam/preserves/jelly/spread/whatever, shreded meat is also an option.
9. You can roll them up or eat them as they are.
When I make pancakes daily, I use this recipe, except I don't bother with the sugar, salt, or oil in the batter. Cheesy Silver Dollar Pancakes, called syrniki (сирники)
1. Mix 1/2 pound of farmer's (or cottage) cheese, one egg, and some of the flour in a bowl until it's like a dough.
2. From the dough, shape about five or so pancakes with your hands.
3. Use the rest of the flour to cover the pancakes.
4. On a medium-high skillet, melt just more than one tablespoon of butter.
5. Put all of the pancakes in the pan and fry them until both sides are golden brown.
6. Eat with sour cream and jam like before.
I adapted the recipes from russianbites.com because I was too lazy to translate out of my russian cookbook. But please tell me how they go.