Farmer Cheese Pancakes (or Syrniki) is a traditional Ukrainian dish, served for breakfast or dessert. The name syrniki comes from the word “syr” in Ukrainian which means “cheese”. Traditionally syrniki are served with sour cream or berry jam. More of my favorite Ukrainian recipes can be found HERE.
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– 16 oz farmer cheese
– 1 egg
– 1/3 cup flour
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 tsp baking powder
– Extra light olive oil for frying
- In a large bowl, mix together cheese, egg, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well, make sure there are no lumps. If cheese is wet, add a little bit more flour.
2. Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat with 2-3 Tbsps. extra light olive oil.
3. With wet hands (it is important to wet your hands, otherwise, cheese mixture will stick to them) form thick pancakes and place them into a skillet one by one. If the cheese starts to stick to your hands, wet them again.
- Fry cheese pancakes on one side until golden brown. With pancake turner, turn them and cook until another side is golden brown.
5. Transfer to a plate; serve immediately with sour cream, jam, fresh fruits or berries.