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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6


Syrniki are traditional Russian pancakes made of cottage cheese and served with sour cream or fresh berries like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries . They are pillowy-soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. A healthy, delicious and perfect breakfast in less than 30 minutes!



  • Cottage cheese-700 gm / 1.5 lbs
  • All-purpose flour- 3/4 cup, plus extra for coating
  • Large egg- 1
  • Sugar- 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp.
  • Black raisins- 1/3 cup, optional
  • Vegetable oil -1 -2 tbsp , for frying syrniki



  • Berries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Honey



  • In a large bowl, crumble cottage cheese, using a fork.
  • Add  an egg, vanilla extract and sugar and mix well.
  • Stir in flour and raisins ( if using), then mix well again.   The batter will be thick like dough, not similar to the regular pancake batter.
  • In a shallow bowl keep 2-3 tbsp. of flour to dredge the pancakes.
  • Take 1 1/2 tbsp. of dough  and form a ball, flatten the side of the ball to get a cube-shaped  pancake/ syrnik. Dredge pancakes with flour on all the sides and shake off extra flour. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.
  • In a large non-stick pan heat 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil, gently put syrniki into the pan. Cook about 10-12 minutes ( 3 minutes x 4 sides) on medium heat. Transfer to a paper towel and allow to cool. You might need to cook pancakes in 2-3 batches, depend on the size of your pan.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with your favorite toppings. In Russia we usually serve them with sour cream, honey and fresh berries like  raspberries and strawberries.



  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Pancakes recipes
  • Cuisine: Russian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 100.8
  • Sugar: 25 g
  • Sodium: 257.3 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 95.8 mg

Keywords: syrniki, cottage cheese pancakes, pancakes