Sirniki


Sirniki are a type of fried pancake from Eastern Europe, popular in Russia, Poland and Ukraine. They are made from quark cheese, eggs, flour and sugar, and are usually served with sour cream and jam.

Ingredients

  • 250g quark cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the quark cheese, eggs, flour, sugar and salt until well combined.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve with sour cream and jam.

Potential changes & improvements

You could add some grated lemon zest to the batter for a citrus twist. For a savoury version, add some chopped chives or other herbs. You could also use a different type of cheese in the batter, such as cottage cheese or ricotta.

What other food it works well with

Sirniki go well with sour cream and jam, but you could also try them with honey, maple syrup or fruit compote.

Common Mistakes

Be careful not to overmix the batter, or the sirniki will be tough. Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the batter to the pan, or the sirniki will be oily and greasy.

Nutritional Information

Per sirnik:

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 6g

Allergens

Sirniki contain egg, milk and wheat.


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