Cheese Pancake Pudding Recipe - Vegetarian Food from Moldova

Cheese Pancake Pudding

Cheese Pancake Pudding Recipe - Vegetarian Food from Moldova
Region / culture: Moldova | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Cheese Pancake Pudding
Cheese Pancake Pudding

Cheese Pancake Pudding is a delicious and savory dish that combines the flavors of pancakes and cheese in a unique and satisfying way. This recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a light dinner option. The creamy texture of the pudding paired with the gooey melted cheese creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to impress your family and friends.


The origins of Cheese Pancake Pudding can be traced back to Eastern European cuisine, where pancakes are a popular dish served in various forms. This particular recipe puts a twist on the traditional pancake by incorporating cheese into the mix, creating a rich and flavorful pudding that is both comforting and indulgent.


How to prepare

  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Mix in club soda, salt, flour, and gradually add the milk until all the milk is used up.
  3. The mixture should have a consistency similar to thin sour cream.
  4. If needed, adjust the consistency by adding a little more flour or milk.
  5. Heat a pancake pan.
  6. Lightly grease the pan with melted butter or oil.
  7. Pour one tablespoon of the pancake mixture into the hot pan, shaking it to evenly cover the bottom.
  8. When the pancake starts browning, flip it to cook the other side.
  9. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a pan as they are made.
  10. Lightly butter each pancake and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  11. The last pancake should only be buttered without adding cheese.
  12. Cover the pan and place it in a larger pan filled with boiling water.
  13. Let the pancakes heat through by boiling them on low heat.
  14. Before serving, transfer the pancakes onto a plate and cut them into sections, similar to layer cakes.


  • Add cooked bacon or ham to the pancake mixture for a savory twist.
  • Substitute different types of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, for a different flavor profile.
  • Top the pudding with fresh herbs or a drizzle of honey for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to adjust the consistency of the pancake mixture by adding more flour or milk as needed. The mixture should be similar to thin sour cream.

- Be sure to cook the pancakes on low heat to ensure they are cooked through and golden brown on both sides.

- Sprinkling grated cheese on top of each pancake before heating them through adds an extra layer of flavor and gooey texture to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Cheese Pancake Pudding can be served as a main dish for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. Pair it with a side salad or fresh fruit for a balanced meal.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making Cheese Pancake Pudding is to cook the pancakes on low heat and heat them through in a water bath to ensure they are cooked through and the cheese is melted.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use whole milk or plant-based milk as a substitute for regular milk.

- Greek yogurt can be used instead of sour cream for a tangy flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the pancake mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to cook. The pudding can also be assembled ahead of time and heated through just before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cheese Pancake Pudding on a platter garnished with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika for a colorful and appetizing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Cheese Pancake Pudding pairs well with a side salad, fresh fruit, or a glass of white wine for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover Cheese Pancake Pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cheese Pancake Pudding contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Cheese Pancake Pudding contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cheese Pancake Pudding contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of Cheese Pancake Pudding contains approximately 10 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheese Pancake Pudding is a good source of calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains dairy (milk, butter, sour cream, cheese) and eggs.


Cheese Pancake Pudding is a rich and indulgent dish that is high in fats and proteins, making it a satisfying meal option.


Cheese Pancake Pudding is a delicious and comforting dish that combines the flavors of pancakes and cheese in a unique and satisfying way. With a creamy texture and gooey melted cheese, this dish is sure to become a favorite among your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was many years ago when I was just a young girl, eager to learn the art of cooking from my mother. We were going through a dusty old cookbook that had been passed down through generations in our family. As I flipped through the yellowed pages, a recipe caught my eye - Cheese Pancake Pudding.

I had never heard of such a dish before, but the combination of cheese and pancake sounded intriguing. My mother explained that this recipe was a family secret, passed down from my great-grandmother who had learned it from a dear friend many years ago. It was a special dish that was only made on special occasions, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn how to make it.

The ingredients were simple - flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and of course, cheese. But the process was a bit more complicated. The pancake batter had to be made just right - not too thick, not too thin. The cheese had to be grated finely and mixed in with the batter until it was smooth and creamy.

My mother patiently guided me through each step, showing me how to whisk the eggs until they were frothy, how to carefully fold in the flour and milk, and how to gently mix in the cheese without overmixing. She taught me how to cook the pancakes on a hot griddle until they were golden brown and crispy on the edges.

Once the pancakes were cooked, it was time to assemble the pudding. Layer upon layer of pancakes were stacked on top of each other, with a generous sprinkle of sugar in between each layer. The pudding was then baked in the oven until the cheese melted and the pancakes were golden and crispy.

When the pudding was finally done, my mother and I shared a slice together. The taste was unlike anything I had ever tried before - sweet and savory, crispy and gooey all at once. It was a dish that truly captured the essence of home cooking, and I knew that it would become a cherished recipe in my own collection.

Over the years, I have made Cheese Pancake Pudding many times, each time adding my own little twist to the recipe. Sometimes I would sprinkle cinnamon on top for an extra touch of sweetness, or add a handful of fresh berries for a burst of flavor. But no matter how I choose to make it, the memory of learning this recipe with my mother will always hold a special place in my heart.

I have shared this recipe with my own children and grandchildren, passing down the tradition of Cheese Pancake Pudding to the next generation. It is a dish that has brought my family together for generations, and I hope that it will continue to do so for many years to come.

As I sit here reminiscing about the day I first discovered this recipe, I can't help but feel grateful for the love and knowledge that has been passed down through my family. Cooking has always been a way for us to connect and create memories together, and I am so thankful for the recipes that have brought us closer over the years.

So the next time you find yourself in the kitchen, looking for a special dish to make for your loved ones, I encourage you to try making Cheese Pancake Pudding. It may just become a cherished tradition in your family, just as it has in mine. Happy cooking!


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