Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Syrniki is a Russian treat often eaten for either breakfast or dessert. The simplicty of the ingredients needed to make Syrniki made the dish easy to cook for any lifestyle, and therefore was popular all across Russia. It is made from a special cheese called Quark cheese, which is similar to cottage cheese, and is soft and white. The Quark cheese used in making Syrniki has cream added to it, making the cheese even more soft, creamy, and smooth. This mixture is then rolled into patties and gently fried to produce its characteristic crunchy outer layer, but soft and moist inner layers.

Here is a recipe I found for making Syrniki:

  • Salt and sugar to your taste
  • 2 tablespoons not too full of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoonful of sour-cream
  • ½ pound of cream cheese or quark

Add all those delicious things to the cream cheese and mix well to get a homogeneous mass. Now form little round things about half an inch thick, roll them in crumbs or semolina and fry on a medium heat in vegetable oil.
Once cooked, syrniki are made more zingy with the addition of sour cream, jam, honey or apple sauce. Throw fruit or raisins into the mix as well, or use them as a condiment, and you have a delicious plate full of snacks!

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