Syrniki (Russian cheese pancakes)

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    20 min

    Syrniki are traditional to Russian cuisine, and usually served for breakfast with jam or soured cream. The cheese used to make them is called tvorog, the closest would be farmer's cheese or quark.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 5 to 6 syrniki

    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 250g farmer's cheese (tvorog) or quark
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla sugar (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • oil for frying

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Beat egg and sugar till smooth. Whisk in cheese, flour, vanilla sugar and salt. Mix well. Dough will be thick and sticky.
    2. Divide dough into 5 to 6 portions. Form into balls and coat with flour. Flatten slightly to form discs.
    3. Heat frying pan on medium-low heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, add syrniki and fry 5 minutes on each side, till browned.

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    ChappieCat
    0

    This is far too much flour, you end up with pancakes rather than Syrniki. Reduce the flour to about 1 tablespoon per 250g Tvarog for a more authentic taste and texture. Note UK cottage cheese is a lot wetter, so try to find full-fat ("Tjusty") Tvarog in the Polish section, if your Tesco has one!  -  08 Nov 2017

    croup2000
    0

    Almost like my wife makes... Loved it.  -  15 Sep 2017

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