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Syrnicki - Cottage cheese cakes recipe
Syrnicki are small flat cakes made with cottage cheese.The name 'syrnicki' derives from the word 'syr' which is an old name for cottage cheese 'syr kislyi' or 'sour cheese'. Dishes made of cottage cheese were very popular in pre-revolutionary Russia as the Orthodox Church did not allow the consumption of meat for about 130 days a year. Nowadays syrniki is a common breakfast meal. It is also one of the most well-known and loved children's dishes served at breakfast or at a tea time. Smooth, non-grainy cottage cheese, bought or home-made, is the best to use for preparing syrniki.
Ingredients: Serves 6
400g cottage cheese 60g plain flour 1 egg 20g sugar a pinch of salt
1.Add together the cottage cheese, 45g of the flour, the egg, sugar and salt and mix well.
2.Spoon 3 tablespoons of the mixture onto a lightly floured surface.
3.Carefully, with your hands, form a round cake about 1.5 cm thick and 6 cm in diameter and sprinkle it with the remaining flour. Repeat until you have used up all the mixture.
4.Fry the syrniki on both sides until golden.
5.Serve with creme fresh or jam.