Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes - Syrniki

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Russian Cottage Cheese Pancakes - Syrniki

Be careful what kind of cottage cheese you use, be sure to choose a well drained whey and not be soft and creamy. Otherwise, they are made quickly, eaten even faster - of course with a little yogurt or sour cream and your favorite jam.


Farmers cheese
500 g
1 piece
Semolina flour
4 tbsp
can be replaced with flour, in addition you need a little flour to work with your hands
0.25 tsp
2 tbsp
Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp
Sunflower oil
50 ml

Step by step


As cheese is the key ingredient, I put a picture to see the consistency I use in the recipe - so it is soft, but well drained of whey.

If you have more liquid cheese, you will have to add more semolina / flour and the papanas do not come out as tender.


In a bowl put the cheese, semolina, egg, sugar, salt and vanilla essence - mix well with a spoon to be a uniform composition.


You should get a soft and sticky composition, but it will hold well - if not, add a little more semolina or flour.

Sprinkle your hands with flour and take 1 tablespoon of the composition in your hand, as in the picture.


With both hands form a ball.


Pass it through the flour (prepared in advance in a plate).


It is flattened a little with the palm, but not much so that it is about the thickness of a finger.

Do the same for the rest of the papanas, fry them in a pan well heated with a little oil.


Brown over medium heat on both sides.

I got 2 pans of papanasi from this amount of cheese.


And about 12 pieces, ready to serve immediately after cooking. They are good and cold, but they strengthen a little, they are not so fragile.


That's how we served it, with sour cream and jam.


Here you also have a section.

Good appetite!

Quantity: 600 g
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 10 min
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