Syrniki (Cottage Cheese Pancakes)




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2 1/2 c. cottage cheese (small curd) or farmer's cheese
2 eggs
3 tblsp. sugar
3/4 c. flour for dough + 1 c. flour (approximately) for dredging
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Butter for frying
Powdered Sugar
Sour cream, jam, and/or applesauce (for serving)


Beat the eggs, then mix in all the other ingredients (except the additional 1 cup of flour) until well blended.

Spread the additional cup of flour on a plate, head a griddle, and put a couple pats of butter on the griddleŚmedium heat. When the griddle or pan is hot, drop big, mounded tablespoons of the cheese batter onto the floured plate, and gently press it into a thick pancake. Flip it over so that the other side is lightly floured, then transfer to the griddle. (You may need to replenish the flour.)

Fry the pancakes until a rich, golden brown, then flip the pancake and fry the other sides. (You can keep the finished ones in the oven to stay warm while you finish the batch.) When they're all done, put on a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with sour cream, jam, and applesauce.


Source: Paul