Russian Quark Pancakes (Syrniki)

Submitted by:
Maria Flaksman, St. Petersburg, Russia

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500g quark
2 eggs
6 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon oil
Sour cream and berries

Serves 2 people

1. Mix everything in a bowl

2. Heat the frying-pan and add oil

3. Make balls out of the dough (tip: cover them with flour)

4. Put the balls onto the frying-pan

5. Flip them over after 5 minutes to heat them from the other side

6. Serve with sour cream and berries


Syrniky (сырники) can be literally translated as "cheese pancakes". The name is derived from the word syr (сыр), which now generally means "(hard) cheese" in Russian, but once partly stood for soft curd cheese. So, Syrnik is literally a Russian cheesecake.
It is my favourite breakfast dish. My partner taught me how to cook Syrniky properly. Now I remember them every time I cook Syrniki.
Generally, I hate cooking, so I choose the dishes which are fastest to cook. 10 minutes and you have a healthy, tasty breakfast!

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