Traditional Czech pancakes - Lívance recipe (vegan)

It’s a while since I heard about Lívance for the first time – to be exact it was when I was in Trondheim and visiting the Trondheim Vegan Fair. When I was in that nice city a girl from the Czech Republic who did her erasmus semester there hosted me. She is a really good cook dreaming every now and then about working in a vegan café. Her cooking skills would definitely allow that.

One dish she made was Lívance. Lívance are Czech pancakes. I usually don’t really like pancakes. And I actually don’t understand why everyone loves pancakes. But Lívance are different, I really liked them! (Actually a pity that I found pancakes I like, not that good for my body shape ;))

But what makes Lívance different from normal pancakes? 

Vegan German Schupfnudeln

Yes, we’re going to my home country, to Germany! Or well, there are some rumours that Schupfnudeln – the dish I want to present you today – are from Austria. However, I always got to know them as typical dish from southern Germany, so I’ll just pretend they are German :)

This recipe is already known in a similar way since the thirty years’ war when soldiers made longish pasta (and the German word “Nudeln” means pasta) out of flour and water. Later on they added potatoes which are nowadays the main ingredient of Schupfnudeln.