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Cheese Pancakes with Apple (Syrniki)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Apple and cheese pancakes are so light and fluffy. Serve these Ukrainian cheese pancakes with jam and sour cream for an unforgettable breakfast!
Apple and cheese pancakes are so light and fluffy. Serve these Ukrainian cheese pancakes with jam and sour cream for an unforgettable breakfast! Visit natashaskitchen.com for the farmers cheese recipe and tutorial.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$8
Servings: 4 to 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups farmers cheese homemade or store-bought
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup for dredging
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 medium apple any variety, peeled, cored and finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Light olive oil canola or vegetable oil, to sautee

Instructions

  1. How to Make Farmer Cheese Pancakes:
  2. In a large bowl combine 2 cups farmers cheese, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup flour, 3 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Use an electric hand mixer on medium speed and mix just until well blended.
  3. Place 1 tsp baking soda into a small ramekin and add 1 tsp vinegar then stir to combine. It should fizz. Pour this mixture into the batter and mix until well blended. Use a spatula to fold in diced apples. The mixture will thicken slightly as it stands.
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium/low heat and add 2 to 3 Tbsp oil.
  5. Fill a shallow bowl with 1/2 cup flour. Add batter a heaping tablespoon at a time (I used a flat ice cream scoop). Sprinkle flour generously over the top then gently lift pancake and pat from one hand to another to remove excess flour.
  6. Saute in hot oil over med/low heat about 3 min per side. Flip when starting to form tiny bubbles on top. Transfer to a platter and serve warm with your favorite topping such as jam and sour cream!
  7. What I really mean to say is smothered in jam and sour cream. Absolutely delicious!