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Breakfast Series: Russian Syrniki

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Syrniki is a traditional Russian breakfast meal (you can surely eat it anytime) and normally served with sour cream or some sort of jam or both.

Definitely one of my favourite effortless breakfasts!

 

Ingredients

 

1 pack of cottage cheese/ creamy quark

4 tbsp flour + 1 extra cup

1 egg

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp sunflower oil

fresh strawberry

100 ml sour cream

 

How To

 

In a large bowl place quark, sugar, salt, flour and egg and mix well. 

Put a plate with flour near you and start forming small balls out the mixture dipping it in the flour to make it non-sticky, eventually turning them into small little pancakes.

In a large frying pan heat 2 tbsp of oil on a medium heat and cook your syrniki on each side until cooked and golden (normally about a couple of min. on each side).

Repeat with the rest of the mixture. 

Serve immediately with sour cream, berry of your jam and/or jam.

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NEW YORK FRENCH TOAST

courtesy of New York Cult Recipes Book

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Serves 2

 

INGREDIENTS

 

300 g good sandwich bread

4 eggs

70 ml milk

70 ml thin (pouring) cream

3 drops natural vanilla extract

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 pinch salt

2 tsp sugar

40 g butter or 2 tbsp neutral cooking oil

maple syrup/butter/berry of your choice to serve

 

PREPARATION

 

Cut the loaf into 2-3 cm slices. The loaf can be fresh, but slightly stale is even better.

Mix all of the other ingredients, except the butter or oil, with  a fork or a whisk until combined.

Soak the bread in this mixture for a few minutes on each side until the slices are fully saturated.

 

COOKING AND SERVING

 

Brown the soaked slices in a frying pan over medium heat in the butter or oil for 2-3 min each side.

The slices should be golden on the outside but still moist on the inside.

Serve with maple syrup, butter and some berry.

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GQ`s Buttermilk Pancakes

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MAKES 12

FOR THE RASPBERRY COMPOTE 

250g raspberry

25ml water

50 g caster sugar 

FOR THE BATTER

125g plain flour

10g baking powder

pinch of salt

15g caster sugar

250ml milk

1 egg

25g butter, melted

To Serve

maple syrup

icing sugar

 

  • To make the compote, place all ingredients in a pan and simmer slowly until the mixture has a jam-like consistency
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir in the sugar
  • In a separate bowl, lightly whisk together the milk with the egg, then whisk in the melted butter
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, then using electric whisk beat until it forms a smooth batter. Leave to stand for 15 mins before using
  • Heat a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat and spray a little oil. Ladle a spoonful of batter into the pan and cook for 2-3 mins on each side or until golden brown. Stack on a warmed plate while you cook the remaining pancakes
  • Serve 3-4 pancakes per person. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with raspberry compote. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with 3-5 leftover raspberries
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