Gundel pancake

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Gundel Crêpe
Gundel Palacsinta at Gundel.jpg
Gundel Palacsinta filled with walnuts and chocolate sauce
Place of originHungary
Created byKároly Gundel
Main ingredientsWalnuts, raisins, rum, dark chocolate sauce (egg yolks, heavy cream, cocoa)

A Gundel crêpe (original Gundel palacsinta) is a crêpe-like variety of pancake from Hungary.[1]


The first Gundel crêpe was created and invented by Károly Gundel,[1][2] who made the pancake with ground walnuts, raisins, and rum filling, served flambéed in a dark chocolate sauce made with egg yolks, heavy cream and cocoa. The original recipe is secret; only the worldwide-known Gundel restaurant knows it. The restaurant serves 25,000 portions to their guests annually.[citation needed]


The dessert is well known in the Austrian kitchen. They recommend this pancake sometimes as Chocolate-walnut palatschinke or Walnut-palatschinke in Austria. It is usually served with whipped cream and normally doesn't contain raisins. The Hotel Sacher presents it based on the original prescription, with caramelized walnut.

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  1. ^ a b Valent, Dani (June 5, 2007). "Paprika Hussar". Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Hafner, Brigitte (April 25, 2006). "Gundel's walnut and chocolate pancakes". Retrieved February 17, 2012.


  • Gundel, Karoly (1992). Gundel's Hungarian cookbook. Budapest: Corvina. p. 127. ISBN 963-13-3600-X. OCLC 32227400

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