Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An Intriguing Pancake: Cы́рник

Now one might ask just what is so intriguing about a simple pancake? Well the Syrniki (сы́рники) is no ordinary pancake. Syrniki is a traditional Russian (and Ukrainian) dessert that consists of fried quart, which is a sweet mixture of cottage cheese, eggs and sugar (and occasionally raisins for flavor), pancakes that are usually topped with sourcream, jam, honey, or even apple sauce. These easy to make little devils are reportedly quite delicious and the recipe is included below.

- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tbsp. white sugar
- 2 tbsp. semolina flour
- 3 tbsp. all purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 1/3 cup canola oil (for frying)
- your choice of topping

prep time: 10 min.  cook time: 8 min. makes 8 syrniki

1- mix cottage cheese, eggs and sugar. stir in semolina and all purpose flour. knead into soft dough. roll dough into 1inch thick log on floured surface. cut into 8 sections. mash into patties.
2- heat canola oil on medium till hot. fry syrniki for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
3- top as desired and eat up!
(recipe adapted from here:

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