Syrniki are traditional pancakes from Russia and usually served for breakfast with jam or sour cream. The cheese used to make them is called tvorog, the closest in the US would be farmer's cheese or quark.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 syrniki
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat egg and white sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Whisk in quark cheese, flour, vanilla sugar, and salt. Mix well until dough is thick and sticky.

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  • Divide dough into 5 to 6 portions. Form into balls and coat with some flour. Flatten slightly to form into discs (syrniki).

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add the syrniki; fry until browned, 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Substitute quark with tvorog, or farmer's cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 53.2mg; sodium 179.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
These are so good I made them with homemade goat milk farmers cheese! Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Used tvorog not quark - a type of farmer's cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
It has been a long while in my family. My kid loves them Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
I add a bit of milk to make them like a very thick pancake batter - my husband prefers them that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
These are so good I made them with homemade goat milk farmers cheese! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
We substituted sour cream for quark cheese and just added more flour to the mixture (to make it thicker.) Sooo good. Read More
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