These Syrniki make perfect breakfast, lunch or a dessert. Nice and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Serve with sour cream or jam, or BOTH!
One of my Secret Ingredients that I always use for pancakes, muffins, cakes and other sweets, is my beloved – Baileys’ Coffee Creamer – Crème Brulee!!! I have tried other flavors, but find this one is the Best, for us. I Always have it on hand since I like it in my coffee daily! It gives an Excellent Flavor and Aroma to your baking goods as well, I prefer to use it instead of adding vanilla. Give it a try. I add it to my oatmeal with milk in the morning or with buckwheat and milk – Delicious!
When making Syrniki, pancakes, kotletki or similar, try to make them smaller size. First, smaller is fool-proof, meaning it will be much easier for you to handle, flip and will not fall apart. Second, smaller cooks faster. And third, smaller looks more Elegant on the plate, like someone took the time to make it “just right”! There is a forth reason, lol, smaller is better when you watch calories, you can portion what you eat better!
- 1 package of Lifeway Bazarny Premium White Cheese or 1 pound Farmer's cheese (2 pkgs Friendship brand)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp. Baileys' Coffee Creamer - Crème Brulee (or use 1 tsp. Vanilla extract)
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ½ Cup Flour
- ½ Cup Blueberries (optional)
- extra flour, for drenching
- oil for frying (used 2 Tbsp. Light Olive and 1 Tbsp. Hazelnut for added flavor, vegetable oil can be used as well)
- Empty the package of white cheese into a large bowl and shred or mash it well with a fork so that you have small curds.
- Add in eggs, creamer, sugar and salt. Mix well.
- Add flour and blueberries (if using) and gently combine.
- Add flour to your workspace. The easiest way to make these looking uniformed is to place the cheese mixture into the flour and rolling it into a long log covering well with flour on all sides.
- Cut the dough into equal pieces.
- Take each piece and dust with flour. Shape into ¾ inch thick circles. Make sure the syniki are not sticky on any sides.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add about 3 tbsp. of oil . Reduce heat to medium-low.
- Gently place floured syrniki into the pan and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Transfer to a warm plate and cover. Continue with another batch.
- Serve with sour cream or jam, or both!!! 🙂