Syrniki are sweet and tangy Russian pancakes thanks to farmers cheese in the batter. They are delicious served with blueberry sauce and sour cream.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 16ounces farmer’s cheese
- ½teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾cup all-purpose flour (divided)
- 3tablespoons sugar
- ½teaspoon salt
- ½teaspoon baking soda
- ¼cup light vegetable oil (for frying)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Break up the farmer’s cheese into small crumbles in a large bowl.
Step 3Whisk in the eggs and the vanilla extract.
Step 4Add 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.
Step 5Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the balls of dough. Place the ball of dough into the shallow dish filled with flour.
Step 6Dredge the pancakes with the flour to coat both sides and then flatten with a spatula.
Step 7Heat 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.
Step 8Serve immediately with your favorite syrup, fruit or whipped cream.