Syrniki, fried quark pancakes
|For 5 syrniks:|
quark / cottage cheese - 500 g
egg - 1 pc
powdered sugar - 20 g
raisins - 100 g
flour - 100 g
Syrniki, from the Russian word “syir” meaning cheese are fritters made from creamy Russian curd cheese called “tvorog”.
Not quite a pancake and something more solid than a cheesecake, syrniki are a delightful hybrid of both and a staple fixture in the Russian breakfast line up.
Cottage cheese is first sweetened with sugar, then kneaded into a dough with flour and egg. The resulting disks are fried to a golden brown in hot oil. They are best served with sour cream or jam.
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