Syrniki are sweet and tangy Russian pancakes thanks to farmers cheese in the batter. They are delicious served with blueberry sauce and sour cream.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Break up the farmer’s cheese into small crumbles in a large bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Whisk in the eggs and the vanilla extract.
  4. Step 4

    Add in 1/2 cup of the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. The batter will be thick and more like a cookie dough batter than a normal pancake batter. Put the remaining 1/4 cup flour in a shallow dish.
  5. Step 5

    Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the balls of dough. Place the ball of dough into the shallow dish filled with flour.
  6. Step 6

    Dredge the pancakes with the flour to coat both sides and then flatten with a spatula.
  7. Step 7

    Heat the oil on medium-low heat in a cast iron pan or large sauté pan. Once hot, place the pancakes in the oil. Fry on both sides for 3 minutes a side, or until golden brown.
  8. Step 8

    Serve immediately with your favorite syrup, fruit or whipped cream.