For 5 syrniks:

quark / cottage cheese - 500 g

egg - 1 pc

powdered sugar - 20 g

raisins - 100 g

flour - 100 g


Syrniki, from the Russian word “syir” meaning cheese are fritters made from creamy Russian curd cheese called “tvorog”.

Not quite a pancake and something more solid than a cheesecake, syrniki are a delightful hybrid of both and a staple fixture in the Russian breakfast line up. 

Cottage cheese is first sweetened with sugar, then kneaded into a dough with flour and egg. The resulting disks are fried to a golden brown in hot oil. They are best served with sour cream or jam. 

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