Syrniki | Russian Cheese Pancakes
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Try this syrniki recipe - Russian cheese pancakes - which you can enjoy in both sweet and savory versions. They are extremely easy to make and delicious!
Serves: 10 syrniki
  • 250g tvorog (alternatives: farmer's cheese, ricotta, or dry cottage cheese)
  • 5 Tbsps flour, plus more for coating
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsps sugar
  • oil, for frying
  • toppings: sour cream, jam, fruits, honey, etc.
  1. Add the cheese in a bowl. Mash it using a fork, until creamy, or alternatively, use a food processor.
  2. Add the egg, sugar, and flour. Mix well.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan.
  4. Add 2-3 Tbsps of flour on a plate.
  5. Take one Tbsps of batter and place it in the flour plate. Dust the batter with flour and shape it to form a small ball. Flatten the ball into a thick, round pancake, similar to American pancakes (~7mm thick).
  6. Repeat the process.
  7. Place the pancake into the pan and fry it on both sides until golden.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at