Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)


  • 1egg
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup quark, well drained
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla sugar(Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Beat egg and white sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Whisk in quark cheese, flour, vanilla sugar, and salt. Mix well until dough is thick and sticky.


  • Step 2

    Divide dough into 5 to 6 portions. Form into balls and coat with some flour. Flatten slightly to form into discs (syrniki).

  • Step 3

    Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add the syrniki; fry until browned, 5 minutes per side.

  • Cook's Note:

    Substitute quark with tvorog, or farmer’s cheese, if desired.

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