Let me introduce you to an Eastern Slavic traditional breakfast sweet! Made with a few simple ingredients, these are absolutely soft, fluffy and mouthwatering. Take these Syrniki to the next level by drizzling some caramel on top!🤤
Ingredients for Syrniki
Cheese: Fresh farmers cheese.
Sugar: Granulated or cane sugar.
Salt: Kosher salt.
Cream of wheat: Mannaya Kasha. I get mine from the Ukrainian store, but you can also find it in European stores.
Egg: Large egg, lightly beaten.
Flour: All-purpose flour.
Oil/butter: Olive oil and unsalted butter.
How to make Syrniki
Straining/Sifting cheese: Use a cheese cloth to remove all of the liquid from the cheese. To have a smooth cheese, add it into the strainer and use a spoon to help sift it through.
Adding to cheese: Add all of your ingredients except the flour. Mix your mixture until well combined.
Measuring/Forming the Syrniki: Each Syrniki needs to weigh 60 grams. Form the Syrniki as shown in the video. I dredge the Syrniki 2 times, 1st when forming and the 2nd right before placing them into the pan to cook. If they don’t have enough flour when they are added to the pan they will loose their shape and fall apart.
Cooking the Syrniki: On a low to medium heat, in a pan add 1 tbsp of oil and 1 tbsp of butter. Allow to melt and add your floured syrniki. Cook on both sides until golden brown. If needed more butter or oil add more. Flip them using a fish spatula. Serve with caramel sauce, sour cream or a jam of your choice.
Syrniki (Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes)
- 670 grams of farmers cheese
- 4 tbsp of Mannaya Kasha or cream of wheat
- 1 egg
- 5 tbsp of sugar
- 1/2 tsp of vanillin
- 1/8 tsp of salt
- Enough Flour for dredging
- Unsalted Butter and olive oil for cooking
- Use a cheese cloth to squeeze out all of the liquid from the cheese. Smooth out your cheese using a strainer. To your cheese add Mannaya Kasha, lightly beaten egg, sugar, vanillin and salt. Mix well using your hands.
- Weigh out each Syrniki, 60 grams. Form your Syrniki as shown in the video. I dredge the Syrniki 2 times, 1st when forming and the 2nd right before placing them into the pan to cook. If they don't have enough flour when they are added to the pan they will loose their shape and fall apart.
- On a low to medium heat add your 1 tbsp of unsalted butter and 1 tbsp of oil into the pan. Add your floured Syrniki and cook on both sides until golden brown. Add more butter or oil if needed. Clean your pan before adding a new batch. Serve with caramel sauce, sour cream or a jam of your choice.