One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Hungarian cuisine) a thin pancake eaten as a dessert, typically with a filling.
- ‘Some pancakes of other regions fall neatly into this category, such as the Russian blini and Hungarian palacsinta.’
- ‘Popular desserts include pancakes (palacsinta) with dessert fillings and strudel.’
- ‘A thin melt-in-the-mouth palacsinta is also the measure of the good cook.’
- ‘Bake over medium heat for a few minutes or until palacsinta begins to brown.’
Hungarian, via Romanian plăcintă ‘pie, pancake’ from Latin placenta ‘small flat cake’ (see placenta).
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