Syrniki (“Syr” is cheese in Russian) is a dish of Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian cuisine made as thick pancakes from curd with eggs and flour or semolina.
History of Syrniki
The historians confirm that in Old Russia the people ate normal and sour milk and used to make the cultured milk products (tvorog (curd) and cheese).
That time curd was raw (syroy), from here is the word syr (cheese). They put the sour milk into the furnace in the special reservoir for some days and decanted the received whey. The rest was put under press and the obtained curds could be stored during 6-8 days. In consequence there appeared many ways to use the curd in recipes and enjoy delicious and healthy dishes.
Make syrniki yourself
Now it is a favorite dish of many people in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus which is ideal for breakfast or just a dessert after the main dish during the day.
To make syrniki yourself is very simple. You will need:
- 500 gr of curd,
- 80 gr of sugar,
- 2 eggs
- 80 gr of flour or semolina
Mix it all, let it stay for a while in the fridge, make the round cakes and put in the oven for half an hour. Enjoy!