SYRNIKI – Russian Pancake

SYRNIKI, Russian Cottage Cheese Eggless Pancakes | Syrniki Recipe with step-by-step and detailed instructions that become easy to make this at home. It is a very unique pancake recipe that is not similar to regular pancakes. Now pancakes are one such delicacy that will surely make your morning beautiful.

What is SYRNIKI?

They are Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes that are generally served in Breakfast along with sour cream and berries. These pancakes are very popular in Eastern Europe as it tastes so delectable and makes a perfect breakfast option. They are a low-fat delicacy, protein-rich and they taste incredibly delicious. Basically, they are pancakes that are very soft from the inside and crispy and crunchy from the outside.

How easy is it to make SYRNIKI? 

They can be made with minimum effort and don’t require any elaborate preparations. The best part about Syrniki is that it is made with cottage cheese that lends that pillowy softness to these Russian pancakes. This recipe is a little different from the regular pancakes as this will form like a dough and not batter.

Pancakes make the best option for breakfast and everybody likes it. Syrniki’s, a little different version of pancakes are now our family’s favorite as my husband and my both daughters relished them and they were polished off in no time.

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Recipe of Syrinki | Syrniki recept:

INGREDIENTS  REQUIRED TO PREPARE  SYRNIKI

This recipe will yield 12 Fluffy Syrinkis

1 1/2 Cup- Cottage cheese  (Home-made paneer)
1 Cup- All-purpose flour (Maida)
1 tbsp- Cornflour (You can use Egg as a substitute)
1 cup- Powdered Sugar
1 tsp-Vanilla extract
1 tsp- Baking Powder
1 tsp- Baking soda
A handful of Dry Cranberries
2 tbsp Butter

all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cranberries, vanilla essence, powdered sugar,cottage cheese and corn flour for preparing Russian Syrniki recipe
Ingredients For Syrniki

HOW TO MAKE RUSSIAN SYRNIKI – STEP BY STEP RECIPE

1. Firstly, In a large bowl, crumble cottage cheese, and mash it lightly with the help of a fork.

mixing cottage cheese and corn flour for Russian Cheese Recipe

2. Secondly, Add Cornflour, vanilla essence, powdered sugar, and mix well.

adding baking powder to cotttage cheese, powdered sugar,dry cranberries, Russian Syrniki recipe

3. Now add in all-purpose flour, (leaving little flour aside for rolling) and dry cranberries, then mix well again.

combining cottage cheese, dry cranberries and corn flour for Syrniki recipe, Russian Cheese, farmers cheese

3. Thirdly, add in all-purpose flour, (leaving little flour aside for rolling) and dry cranberries, then mix well again.

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4. At this point, knead the mixture like a dough, you do not require to add any milk, the moisture content in the cottage cheese will help to bind the dough.

making dough for Egg less Russian Syrniki recipe, farmers cheese, Russian cheese

5. Now, In a shallow bowl keep the remaining flour to roll the pancakes.
6. Then take a lemon size ball of dough, flatten the side of the ball to get a cube-shaped pancake.

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Syrniki pancake dough recipe, Russian cheese pancakes, Farmers cheese

7. Now with the help of a butter knife sharpen the edges of the pancakes and rub them into flour on all the sides and shake off extra flour. Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.

sharpening the edges of the Russian pancakes and rubbing them into flour on all the sides and shaking off extra flour, how to make Russian Cheese pancakes

cottage cheese syrniki dough squares ready to be cooked on cast iron tawa, Russian Cheese Pancakes

8. After sharpening the edges, Heat a nonstick pan and add 1 tbsp of butter, and gently put Syrniki into the pan.

adding melted butter to the pan of syrniki dough squares and cooking them on cast iron tawa

Syrniki pieces being cooked in butter on cast iron tawa, how to make Russian Cheese

9. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, till all the sides are golden brown and cooked properly. At this point, you can gently prick a toothpick to check if it’s cooked well from inside.

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10. Now transfer all the Syrinkis into a bowl. You might need to cook pancakes in 2 batches if you cook 6-7 together at a time.

nicely cooked cottage cheese Syrniki squares, ready to be serves

11. Now dust it with powdered sugar and serve it hot, as it will not taste that good once it cools down.

Dusting Russian Cheese squares with powdered sugar, ready to be served

Serving Suggestions

Once you try this recipe, I am sure you will make Syrniki very often. These taste so good. Traditionally Russians serve it with a dollop of sour cream,  Berry sauce or Berry compote, maple syrup, honey and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of it.

Variations and options for making Syrniki:

Traditionally these Russian Pancakes are made using eggs, but since my daughter is allergic to eggs I have used Corn flour as a substitute and it worked well. But if you eat eggs I will recommend you use it in this recipe. Also, you can add any other dry berries like raisins or black raisins in the dough as per your liking. You can totally avoid it too if you do not want it in the dough.

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Overhead photo of incredibly delicious Syrniki dusted with icing sugar, served with butter, dry red flowers used as an element for food styling, how to make Russian Cheese

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SYRNIKI

Hetal Kamdar
Syrinki, Russian Cottage Cheese Egg less Pancakes with step-by-step and detailed instructions that becomes easy to make this at home. Syrinki is a very unique pancake recipe that is not similar to regular pancakes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Russian
Servings 4
Calories 323 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ Cup Cottage cheese Home-made paneer
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour Maida
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour You can use Egg as a substitute
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • Handful of Dry Cranberries
  • 2 tbsp Butter

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, crumble cottage cheese and mash it lightly with the help of a fork.
  • Add Cornflour, vanilla essence, powdered sugar, baking soda, baking powder and mix well.
  • Now add in all-purpose flour, (leaving little flour aside for rolling) and dry cranberries, then mix well again.
  • At this point, knead the mixture like a dough, you do not require to add any milk , the moisture content in the cottage cheese will help to bind the dough.
  • In a shallow bowl keep the remaining flour to roll or the pancakes.
  • Take a lemon size ball of dough, flatten the side of the ball to get a cube-shaped pancake.
  • Now with the help of butter knife sharpen the edges of the pancakes and rub it into flour on all the sides and shake off extra flour. Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.
  • Heat a non stick pan and add 1 tbsp of Butter, and  gently put Syrniki into the pan.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes each side, till all the sides are golden brown and cooked properly. At this point you can gently prick a tooth pick to check if is cooked well from inside.
  • Now transfer all the Syrinkis into a bowl. You might need to cook pancakes in 2 batches , if you cook 6-7 together at a time.
  • Now dust it with powdered sugar and serve it hot, as it will not taste that good once it cools down

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 12gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 733mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 110IUCalcium: 146mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Breakfast Pancakes, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Eggless Pancakes, Russian Pancakes, Syrniki, syrniki and cottage cheese, syrniki recipe russian
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I hope you enjoy this recipe of Syrniki and Cottage Cheese, also know as Syrniki Recept.

As a good Karma, I provide a backlink to Ms. Tati of ChefJar whose recipe inspired me into creating my own eggless version of Syrniki. The original recipe is here

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