Syrniki with Semolina – Сырники с Манкой

Syrniki with Semolina – Сырники с Манкой
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Supper delicious Farmers cheese pancakes also known in Russian as Syrniki. These are a huge hit in any Slavic Community. I highly recommend you to try my recipe. They are light and fluffy.


Of Russian origin: Syrniki. … In poor villages the simple ingredients needed to make syrnikimade them widely popular. This traditional fried cake has been a special treat across Russia and Eastern Europe for centuries. The “Syr” part of the name refers to cheese in both Russian and Ukrainian

Steps to make Syrniki:

  1. Measure all the ingredients and combine in a bowl.
  2. Mix very well and set aside.
  3. Place half of the mixture on a floured surface. Shape it into a long tube. About 1 inch thickness.
  4. cut into 1 inch size pieces.
    with some flour and using your hand pat  it down to flatten it a little and shape into a circle, use more flour if needed. It should never stick to your hands.
  5. When you are done shaping Sirniki , In a skillet preheat some non flavored oil brown Sirniki till golden brown.
  6. Remove them onto a paper towel to drain any oil.
  7. Best served warm with Jam or sour cream. I like to lightly dust it with some powdered sugar.




The Strawberry/ Raspberry sauce I like to serve them with I usually buy at Cash and carry it is our family’s favorite but you can always make it your self.

How to make Strawberry Sauce:

  1.  Trim the stems off of 2 cups of strawberries and cut in fourth.
  2. add 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix and let them sit for five minutes.
  3. after five minutes mash the strawberries or blend it in a blender.
  4. you can also stir In couple spoons of sour cream and it will make it extra delicious.
  5. Enjoy it with some Syrniki !


These are freezer friendly you can always double up the recipe and freeze it then re hear them in the oven for 5-7 min 

1 thought on “Syrniki with Semolina – Сырники с Манкой”

  • These sirniki have been a game changer! We typically make this 2-3 times a month with a side of sour cream and choice of jam. THANK YOU

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