Syrniki (quark cheese pancakes)

Syrniki (quark cheese pancakes) relate to the Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian cuisines. These are small thick pancakes from cottage cheese (or quark cheese) mixed with flour and eggs. They are often made with raisins. Syrniki are slightly fried in a frying pan (less often baked) and served with sour cream, jam or honey. In restaurants, syrniki are served with sweet sauces, berries, mint, chocolate crumbs and the like. In Russia, syrniki are considered a fine breakfast or a simple dessert.


  • Raisins - 50-60 g
  • quark cheese - 500 g
  • sugar - 2–3 tbsp.
  • flour - 3 tbsp. (some more for coating)
  • chicken egg - 2 pcs.
  • vegetable oil – for frying
  • sour cream, fresh berries or honey for serving.

Preparation method (receipt)

Soften raisins in hot water, drain through a colander and let dry. Rub cottage cheese through a sieve and lace with sugar, flour and eggs. Knead smooth dough. Add the raisins and stir. Sift out flour on the cooking table for coating. Take the dough with damp hands in small portions, shape small pancakes and roll each in flour. Leave for 10 minutes. Then roll in flour again. Warm up the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry syrniki for 1.5 minutes on both sides. Serve hot with sour cream.

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