Syrniki (Russian cheese pancakes)

    Syrniki (Russian cheese pancakes)

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    About this recipe: 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.

    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

    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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