Syrniki Recipe (Cheese Pancakes)

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Syrniki are traditional Ukrainian cheese pancakes that are usually made from a curdled milk kind of cheese, such as farmers cheese. The creamy semi-sweet cheese filling and slightly crispy and fluffy exterior are what makes these so delicious and a well known favorite among the Slavic culture.

The dough to these cheese pancakes is very delicate yet easy to work with. I can eat these cold there so good, but warm is definitely the way they should be served along with some creamy sour cream! Eat these for breakfast or with a hot cup of tea for an afternoon snack and enjoy:)

syrniki, ukrainian, cheese pancakes, farmers cheese, pancakesIngredients for Syrniki:

  • 2 1/2 cups farmer’s cheese (or 1/2 log of friendship Farmer’s cheese)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • 13 tbsp oil (for frying)

IMG_3023How to make Syrniki:

  1. Combine the cheese, eggs, salt, baking powder, sour cream and granulated sugar; add 1 cup of flour and mix well to combine.

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2. Place the other 1 cup of flour into a shallow bowl or dish; set aside.

3. Make about 1 inch balls from the cheese mixture and dredge into the flour. Shape balls into disks and place onto a well floured surface.

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4. Preheat a medium sized non-stick skillet with 13 tbsp of oil over medium-low heat. Note: Cheese pancakes can brown easily due to the fragile texture so be sure to keep the frying temperature at a low setting. 

5. Fry syrniki a few minutes on each side working in small batches.

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6. Place fried syrniki onto paper towels and continue to work with the remaining dough.

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7. Dust warm syrniki with powdered sugar and serve with fresh fruits and sour cream, if desired.

Note: I used cherry sauce from my caramel brownies recipe

Syrniki Recipe (Cheese Pancakes)
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 47 pancakes
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups farmer's cheese (or ½ log of friendship Farmer's cheese)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • 13 tbsp oil (for frying)
Instructions
  1. Combine the cheese, eggs, salt, baking powder, sour cream and granulated sugar; add 1 cup of flour and mix well to combine.
  2. Place the other 1 cup of flour into a shallow bowl or dish; set aside.
  3. Make about 1 inch balls from the cheese mixture and dredge into the flour. Shape balls into disks and place onto a well floured surface.
  4. Preheat a medium sized non-stick skillet with 13 tbsp of oil over medium-low heat. Note: Cheese pancakes can brown easily due to the fragile texture so be sure to keep the frying temperature at a low setting.
  5. Fry syrniki a few minutes on each side working in small batches.
  6. Place fried syrniki onto paper towels and continue to work with the remaining dough.
  7. Dust warm syrniki with powdered sugar and serve with fresh fruits and sour cream, if desired.

 

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