Syrniki (Farmer’s Cheese Russian Pancake)

Syrniki (Farmers cheese pancake)

Here is easy and delicious another breakfast item, again with farmers cheese(Tvorog). In russian its called “Syrniki”. This pancake is very popular here. Commonly prepared in every household. I love to make this because it makes mess free breakfast and tasty too.I also made another breakfast item with farmers cheese – Farmer’s Cheese Cake (Breakfast Cheese Cake) .

I got this recipe from a hotel’s kitchen ;).. yes! When my Brother and family visited us here, we went to Bukhara (a famous historical – tourist destination in Uzbekistan). It was on friday, after checking out from hotel, hubby and bro went for friday prayer. We waited them on lobby. Since kids were there….we don’t want to sit in the car. On that day for breakfast buffet, they also served this tasty pancake. When I got a chance to talk with a lady there, I asked about this. She took me to their kitchen and showed me each ingredients and method. They were very happy and proud that I asked them for the recipe. She also wrote it in a paper in russian :).

It’s not complicated recipe and any starters can make this easy pancake. You can always substitute farmers cheese with ricotta or cottage cheese. Farmer’s cheese texture is much drier than cottage cheese. So make sure to drain of the excess water if it has.

Lets see the recipe……..

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Potato Pancake

Potato is one of my favorite veggyy and I love to have it in any form. This pancake is one of the popular breakfast item here in Tashkent. I think they would have got that culture from Russians.(shhh… I don’t know…this is just my guess ;)…) whatever it is, the pancake with this humble and super nutritious veggyy  is really easy to make….yet delicious!

I became a fan of potato pancake after coming here. I always used to google, google and google to find out something new to add to our menu, especially breakfast recipes. Thats how I got this recipe and fell in love with this. Some people used to top it with meat fillings as well.

Potato pancake is one of the item which I usually make on lazy weekends. It doesn’t take much time to put together. Hot pancakes with tomato ketchup and some sour cream…. our usual way of enjoying this soft and delicious breakfast item.

Lets see the recipe…..

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Farmer’s Cheese Cake (Breakfast Cheese Cake)

Farmers cheese breakfast cheesecake

Farmer’s cheese (“tvorog” in russian) is widely used as a breakfast item here. They simply have it by pouring some milk and sugar or make pan cake out of it (recipe coming soon!) Or cheesecake like this.  When I accompany my husband, when he go to nearby cities for his duty related purpose, from most of the hotels they serve these items for breakfast. Thats how I started noticing this. But when I had this cake first time, i dint realised that this was made out of farmer’s cheese.

I got this recipe from the milklady who used to bring me milk, fresh cream, curd and farmer’s cheese etc… she brings me all homemade, fresh products. Farmer’s cheese I rarely buy from her… only when I feel to make pan cake with it. One day she insisted me to buy tvorog, I told her if you can give me a recipe to make something with this other than pan cake I will buy. Thats when she explained me the recipe. Since this is not a complicated recipe, I understood without more drama ;). Even though we doesn’t know a common language to communicate, we talks so many things ;)…. I can understand little bit of russian language now. From her I learned so many words as well. More than any thing, ” Action speaks better than words”right?! Little words and more hand gestures are our way of communication. If these two-way doesn’t work, google translator comes for rescue 😁! Hubby used to say your early morning time pass is her. On off days, he will be there listening our drama by half sleep in bed.

This is really easy to put together with very little ingredients and  healthy breakfast cheese cake too….entirely different from american cheese cake which is eaten as a dessert. You can substitute ricotta cheese or cottage cheese with farmer’s cheese, but make sure to drain off the excess water they have.

If your kids are hesitating to have farmer’s cheese/cottage cheese alone, this is a way to make them eat…they wont even know there is something like this hidden in this. They will enjoy it like a dessert!!

 

Farmers cheese breakfast cheesecake

I got this cake more yellowish color because of my egg yolk, it was really dark orange color.

Lets see how this yummy breakfast cake is made…….

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Sushki – Crunchy Russian tea bread

20 Sushki Russian Tea bread

Sushki is a crunchy snack which is loved by kids and elders alike. We can get sushki here in all grocery shops and super markets with slight variations and different sizes. Sushki is a cruncy bread, mildly sweet. Some sprinkle poppy seeds, some with sesame seeds, i also got some with mild paprika powder on top. Sushki very commonly available plain – without any seeds or paprika. Normal sushki is made out of just flour,egg,salt and water.

Now most of the kids got winter/christmas holidays. When kids stay at home, they need something to munch on every now and then right? You can make this small bankle shaped snack ahead of time and store in airtight containers for weeks.

Sushki is really easy to make with limited number of ingredients.

Lets see how its made…..

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