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.
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
Almost like my wife makes... Loved it. - 15 Sep 2017
We substituted sour cream for quark cheese and just added more flour to the mixture (to make it thicker.) Sooo good. - 11 Mar 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)