Syrniki Recipe (Cheese Pancakes)

A traditional Syrniki Recipe is made from a fine curd farmer’s cheese (tvorog), eggs, flour, and sugar. Some Eastern European’s call them Tvorozhniki and in Ukrainian, others call them “Syrnyky.”

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes minutes
Servings: 16 cheese pancakes


        • 400 grams farmers cheese
        • 2 eggs
      • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (scant cup)
      • 2 Tbsp sugar
      • 1/2 tsp salt


      1. Preheat 1/2 cup of oil in a small wok over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, mix together all the ingredients using a whisk.
      2. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Dust the tops with flour and slightly flatten each piece.
      3. Fry Syrniki in batches of five for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crisp.

Drain on paper towels before serving.

Author: Alyona Demyanchuk; recipe shared from website.

‘Mlyntsi’ Ukrainian Thin Pancakes

Ukraine’s thin Pancakes are called ‘Mlyntsi’. Similar to France’s Crepes, ‘Mlyntsi’ can be sweet or savoury.  


8 x 18cm Pancakes


1 cup Self-Raising Flour *OR Plain Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt *I think 1/2 teaspoon is too salty
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 cup Milk
1 Egg
1 tablespoon (15g) Melted Butter
Oil for cooking

      1. Combine Flour, Salt and Sugar in a mixing bowl. Add Milk, Egg and melted Butter, and use a whisk to mix well until smooth and well combined.
      2. Heat a frying pan, non-stick preferred, over medium heat, lightly oil the pan, ladle the batter, and form a thin pancake in the size of your choice, using the bottom of the ladle to spread the batter if required.
      3. Cook until bubbles appeared on the surface, flip it over, and cook the other side. Serve with your favourite fillings and toppings. *Note: Today I wrapped Cottage Cheese and Blueberries, and served with Blueberry Sauce.
      4. *Note: ‘Mlyntsi’ can be made with Plain Flour without Baking Powder.  

Recipe shared from website.

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