Breakfast,  Dessert

Syrniki (Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes)

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!ūü§§

Ingredients for Syrniki

Cheese: Fresh farmers cheese.

Sugar: Granulated or cane sugar.

Salt: Kosher salt.

Flavoring: Vanillin.

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)

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!ūü§§

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!

 

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