Thursday, July 2, 2020

sirniki: russian cottage-cheese pancakes

One of our sons did a project for his geography class, and he included a recipe for these Russian cottage-cheese pancakes called sirniki. He and his brother made them together, and they were so good that they wanted to make them again the other day for a second time. They served them with butter and jam.

You'll need:

  • 500 g cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 70 g butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • jam and/or sour cream
Do this:

Mix the cottage cheese, eggs, salt, and flour (the boys used an electric mixer), then drizzle in the butter and mix again. Stir in the raisins, heat up a frying pan, toss on a pat of butter, roll each pancake into a ball and roll in flour, then fry and smash down with a spatula as you go. Serve with sour cream and/or jam, or butter and jam.

Dad's evaluation: "Very delicious! The contrast between the sweetness and the saltiness of the cottage cheese was great!"

Eleven-year-old brother (he just recently turned twelve): "Very addictive."

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