Syrniki: Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes

farmer’s cheese pancakes
Farmer’s cheese pancakes
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1 lb Farmer's cheese
2 Eggs
½ + ⅓ cup All-purpose flour divided
¼ cup Sugar
½ tsp Salt
½ cup Raisins optional
For frying:
6-8 tbsp Vegetable oil

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Syrniki: Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes


These Syrniki: Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes make for a delicious breakfast or dessert that feels comforting and satisfying. Farmer’s cheese is the main ingredient in this recipe. Though mild in flavor, it is packed with protein and calcium to help keep you feeling full longer and energized for a productive day. It also brings a rich and creamy flavor to these pancakes, which makes them taste terrific.

This recipe uses only six ingredients plus some oil for cooking and is pretty easy to make. Start by making a batter from farmer’s cheese, eggs, flour, sugar, and salt. I like to add raisins for extra sweetness, but you can leave them out if you prefer. Use a ¼-cup ice cream scoop to make thick pancakes and then gently flatten them using your hands. Dredge the syrniki in flour and place them into a hot oiled skillet one by one. Cook the syrniki in batches until golden brown. Serve warm or cold. I like to serve these Ukrainian pancakes the traditional way with sour cream and jam. Perfect for a cozy morning! Enjoy!

To make Syrniki: Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Syrniki: Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes

Steps to make Syrniki: Ukrainian Cheese Pancakes


Combine cheese and eggs


In a large bowl, place 1 pound farmer's cheese and crumble it with a fork. Add 2 eggs and mix well.


Add flour, sugar, and salt


Add ½ cup flour (reserving ⅓ cup flour for the next step), ¼ cup sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt and mix well until smooth with no lumps and thick. Mix in ½ cup raisins if using.


Shape syrniki


In a shallow dish, spread ⅓ cup flour. Using a ¼-cup ice cream scoop, scoop out the syrniki mixture and drop it directly into flour. Gently flatten into a small patty and dredge in flour. Shake off excess and continue with the remaining batter.


Cook pancakes


In a large skillet on medium-low heat, heat 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil and place the syrniki in a skillet one by one. Cook the syrniki in batches until golden brown on both sides. Add more oil if needed to prevent from sticking. Once cooked, transfer the syrniki to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.



Serve warm or cold with sour cream and jam or fresh fruit and berries.

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Total Reviews: 10
Grace H

I've just made these for my breakfast. I added a bit more flour. Thanks for recipe.


Delicious recipe. I didn’t have farmers cheese, and used ricotta instead. Thanks for sharing!


In general, they turned out fluffy and tasty. I added some vanilla.


Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe


It’s really hard to find good recipe for syrniki and these are really good.

Jill Be

Yummy yummy!


I substituted the raisins with blueberries.


Great! These turned out very delicious and fluffy!!!

Dorothy G

Delicious recipe.


Delicious farmer's cheese dessert! Thanks for sharing!
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