Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 8m Additional - Ready In 18m
Servings 8 syrniki Calories 186.3

This is a traditional dessert served in Russia. Cottage cheese is first sweetened with sugar, then kneaded into a dough with flour. The resulting disks are fried to a golden brown in hot oil. They are best served with sour cream and jam.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons semolina flour
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ⅓ cup canola oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar. Stir in semolina and all-purpose flour, and work into a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll into a 1-inch thick log. Slice the log into 8 pieces, then pat each piece in additional flour to form a patty.
  2. 2 Heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Fry the syrniki in hot oil until golden brown on each side, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 186.3
  • Carbohydrate 19.3 g
  • Cholesterol 101.4 mg
  • Fat 7 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.6 g
  • Sodium 263 mg
  • Sugar 9.8 g


  1. I didn't have any semolina flour but it still worked perfectly! absolutely delicious!
  2. I'm sorry but as other reviewers have stated if you make syrniki dough firm enough to roll it will turn out dry. I tried it so that I could rate the recipe accurately and that's exactly what happened. I prefer mine to be creamy and I only add enough semolina to make a dough that - Read more ...
  3. One simply has to try this.. love at first bite!!!
  4. To tell the truth i wouldn't give this recipe any stars at all sorry. I make this dish all the time and - really - with this amount of cottage cheese (i use farmer's) i'd put only 1 egg and 1 tbs of semolina. It's not supposed to be rolled and cut! The point of - Read more ...
  5. I liked the recipe except one thing...the amount of flour wasn't right. When I put the amount of flour called in the recipe it didn't look at all like a dough.It was still very liquid.So I had to add much more flour and at the end I didn't even get a dough so that I - Read more ...
  6. My family loved it. Thanks
  7. I make these all the time ( huby is Ukrainian) and this is actually a breakfast meal. We use farmers cheese to make these or tvorog wich is a russian pot cheese similer to farmers cheese. These should not be dry enough to roll out. If they can roll there is too much flour. Try - Read more ...
  8. The flavor is similar to what I remember but it turned out more dry than the Syrniki I am used too. However I had to add quite a bit more flour (probably three times what the recipes specifies) to get it to the point where it could be rolled into a log and sectioned into - Read more ...
  9. A very good recipe! only I always need to add extra flour for some reason. I ignore the step that says to cut the dough into sticks and then make them into patties. I just put the whole mix on the skillet and make it like a pancake. It tastes slightly better if you add - Read more ...

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