A stack of Syrniki

A stack of Syrniki, which are a type of Eastern European pancake or fritter traditionally made with farmer cheese. Here is a recipe for Syrniki:


  • 2 cups farmer cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the farmer cheese, flour, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  2. Form the mixture into small patties, about 2 tablespoons each.
  3. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Fry the Syrniki for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, jam, or honey.

Here are some additional tips for making Syrniki:

  • If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  • If the dough is too dry, add a little more milk.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying the Syrniki.
  • Syrniki can be served hot or cold.

You can add fruit to your Syrniki before frying them, or serve them with fruit on top.

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