Russian Farmer’s Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki) Recipe
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by Olga, on November 26, 2014

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Ingredients:

1 pound farmer’s cheese
2-3 table spoons of sugar
1 egg
1 tea spoon vanilla
1 table spoon of lemon zest
pinch of salt
1/2 cup golden or brown raisins
2-3 table spoons of all-purpose flour
olive oil for cooking
extra flour for coating

for serving:
some powdered sugar
some whipped cream or fruit jam

Syrniki are tender pancakes, made out of farmer’s cheese (tvorog). They are a traditional dessert in Russia and will make an excellent breakfast as well.

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Mix together cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and lemon zest.

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Add raisins, then flour and gently work into soft dough.

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Scoop a mixture with a table spoon  and form little balls.

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Coat each ball in flour.

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Flat each ball, making a patty.

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Cook pancakes in the oil on the skillet on medium heat for four minutes on each side, or until golden-brown.

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Remove pancakes from the skillet and place on apaper towel to absorb excess of oil.

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Dust over with some powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream or fruit jam.

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