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Traditional Russian candy cheese pancakes (Syrniki) made with cottage cheese and served with a contemporary strawberry sauce! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and whilst a pale meatless dinner!

Oatmeal for breakfast is huge but typically you desire so as to feature some variation to your morning routine, right? In our household, the weekend is the time after we indulge ourselves with one thing extra interesting when we, finally, get out of bed. Alright alright, who am I kidding, getting up lazily isn’t the case anymore. Our child boy is up and equipped for a brand new thrilling day at 7 am!

One of our weekend breakfast favorites is Syrniki. If you’re now not acquainted with them, it’s candy cheese pancakes coming from Russia (I’m now not certain about this, though, they may be born in any of the USSR countries). Me and Igor, we grew up with them. Our moms used to make those fritters pretty often.

Traditionally, Syrniki are produced from tvorog, that’s farmer’s cheese within the United States or quark in Europe (even although I sold quark in Tenerife as soon as and it wasn’t one thing like tvorog).

However, understanding that cottage cheese is the ultimate choice within the USA and conserving in thoughts that the bulk of folks come to my weblog from this country, a couple of years ago I tried to make use of it rather of farmer’s cheese when making those chocolate crammed syrniki. And it worked! No marvel – farmer’s cheese is simply pressed cottage cheese with all liquid removed.

Since then I by no means appeared back. Sorry, mom, your Syrniki are actually faultless but as we speak I just like the model with cottage cheese better. The pancakes end up extra delicate and I love that!

Cottage cheese is huge now not just for pancakes. Try those gluten-free oat founded mostly waffles that are literally full of protein way to cottage cheese!
This time I went with a extra usual model (chocolate stuffed Syrniki was my creation) and served my cottage cheese pancakes with a contemporary strawberry sauce like my grandma used to make. Splendid!

How To Make Russian Syrniki
The activity of constructing Syrniki is pretty simple. A meals processor does everything for you and all you desire to do is simply type the pancakes and fry them. However, there are a couple of issues to hear to.

First of all, simply due to the fact we use cottage cheese rather of farmer’s cheese, you desire to empty it as nicely as you can. Use a strainer or a colander to take away as a lot liquid as possible.
The quantity of flour you desire relies on the quantity of liquid on your cottage cheese. If you stir within the flour into your cottage cheese and egg combination and it’s nonetheless too runny, upload some more. The last combination ought to be sticky but now not runny so as to form the pancakes.

I like utilizing coconut oil for frying Syrniki even although it’s removed from traditional. The most frequent frying meals are butter and oil.

You can serve Syrniki with myriads of other toppings. Sour cream or yogurt sprinkled with some sugar or combined with some honey, all probably jams, berry or fruit sauces, syrups, caramelized fruit, to identify a few.

These noted Russian candy cheese pancakes (Syrniki) are made with cottage cheese and served with a stunning contemporary strawberry sauce.

To conclude, I extremely suggest you to strive those cottage cheese pancakes, guys. They are huge for breakfast, lunch, and whilst a meatless dinner. Syrniki are actually filling! I even like them cold, as a snack within the heart of the day. YUM! These noted Russian candy cheese pancakes (Syrniki) are made with cottage cheese and served with a stunning contemporary strawberry sauce.

Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
If you’ve by no means tried Syrniki yet, you do now not recognise what you’re missing. Made with cottage cheese and served with a effective strawberry sauce, those pancakes will go away you yearning for more!

For the pancakes:
1 lb (450g) cottage cheese
1 cup + four tbsp (155g) all-purpose flour , sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour , for dusting
oil or butter , for frying
For the strawberry sauce:
3/4 lb (340g) contemporary strawberries , quartered
1 cup sugar
zest from 1 medium lemon
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

The pancakes.
Drain the cottage cheese as nicely as you’ll be able to in a strainer or a colander. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a small meals processor, location the cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract and mix till the cottage cheese is nearly smooth. Using a spatula, stir within the flour and baking powder combination till combined. The dough ought to be sticky but now not runny. If it is too runny, upload some extra flour.

Heat some oil or butter in a skillet. In a shallow plate or a bowl, location 1/2 cup flour. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop a ball of the dough and roll it within the flour. Repeat with the relaxation of the dough. You ought to get somewhere from 8 to 10 balls.

With floured hands, tap the balls gently to take away any extra flour. Flatten them to form into patties.

Fry equally aspects on low-medium warmth till golden brown. Place on paper towels to take away extra oil. 

The strawberry sauce.
In a medium saucepan, upload the strawberries and sugar. Stir till the berries are coated. Using a potato masher, mash about half of the strawberries whereas leaving some chunks.

Place over excessive warmth and cook, stirring, till bubbles form. It ought to take about 5 minutes. If there seems any foam on the surface, skim it and discard. Add the lemon zest and juice. Stir and deliver to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes and as soon as back discard the foam.

In a small bowl, mix the water and cornstarch. Add the combination to the strawberries. Cook for about 1 minute more, stirring constantly, till the combination has thickened. Serve the strawberry sauce with the pancakes.

Recipe Notes
The strawberry sauce adapted from Chowhound

Nutrition Facts
Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Cholesterol 49.6mg 17%
Sodium 318.5mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 52.6g 18%
Sugars 35.2g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 49%

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