Friday, June 15, 2012


SyrnikiSyrniki is one of my favorite things made of cheese. In fact, when I think about visiting Minsk I always fantasize about asking my mom or my sister to fry some for me. They are just sooo good!

I was a bit of a syrnik failier myself though. I tried making them a few times after immigration, but they always were a burning mess sticking to pan. I kind of gave up. Until this week.

Last Saturday we went to Daniеls’ cousin’s house in CT to celebrate aunt Lilya’s birthday. The whole thing was really nice (I always enjoy visiting them), but one of the biggest highlights for me personally was Aroshka eating a ton of syrniki. I mean, this child usually spits out any cheese, does not drink milk and barely eats a tiny bit of yogurt now and then.

Slightly burnt, but still tasty syrniki.Lena cooked a bunch of syrniki in the morning, so they were still yummy an fresh. They are a bit different from what we used to cook in my family (thicker, more flour), but still nice nonetheless. She shared the recipe, and I cooked them twice already. I have to say that I did not follow the recipe exactly (I added more eggs, less sugar and less flour), but this recipe is a very good baseline and could be adjusted depending on your taste and the quality of cheese that you have on hand. You’ll need:

  • 1 lb farmer cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of vanilla extract

Mix everything together, form patties, fry in oil on medium heat until golden. Enjoy!

Oh, and you can also add raising or cranberries if you’d like (my mom often adds raisins). And of course a good nonstick pan makes frying them much easier.
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