Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Cyrniki (Сырники) derives from the word сыр, which means cheese in Russian. In Russian сыр now refers to the the yellow cheese, but originally it refers to the white cheese... and it is this white cheese which is the main ingredient for Cyrniki. My former French flat mates loved them. They prepared them themselves, we ate them in the canteen, and our Russian teacher prepared them for us. 

They are not only very tasty, but they are also very easy to prepare.
All you need to do is to mix all ingredients together...
... make small disks of them and cover them with some flour...
... fry them in butter or oil on medium fire until they are golden brown on both sides...
Serve them with whatever you like. Popular is to serve it with sour cream, fruits, honey or jam.

The ingredients:
250 gram of cottage cheese
1 egg
2 table spoons of sugar
2 table spoons of flour + flour to cover
A little bit of salt
Sunflower oil for frying

They can be eaten as breakfast, with a coffee or tea, as a dessert or whenever you want to.

The process in pictures:
The result
The ingredients
Frying the flour-dusted disks



  1. Looks extremely delicious. When can I taste them?

  2. whenever you want, you know now the recipe

  3. OMG thanks for the recipe !! I love cyrniki so much, I'm gonna try :D


    1. OK, my firsts homemade Сырники didn't look as good as your pictures, but I enjoyed it!
      Thank you Inge :D


    2. That must be due to the cottage cheese. They probably don't have the Moldovan brinza on the Canary Islands:) ¿Como estás allí?