Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)

Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki) Syrniki are traditional pancakes from Russia and usually served for breakfast with jam or sour cream. The cheese used to make them is called tvorog, the closest in the US would be farmer’s cheese or quark.


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 5

    YIELD : 5 syrniki

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

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

Per Serving: 151 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 53.2mg; sodium 179.4mg.