Breakfast Series: Russian Syrniki

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!




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.

red lips isolated in white




courtesy of New York Cult Recipes Book


Serves 2




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




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.




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.