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Cottage Cheese Pancake with Raspberry, Blueberry and powdered sugar

Easy 3-Ingredient Ukrainian Syrniki Cheese Pancake

A few years ago, I went to Ukraine and stayed at a lodge with a Ukrainian family at the Carpathian Mountains. In the morning, they served us a breakfast of Syrniki with honey that they farmed themselves at their backyard. Such bliss! Syrniki is a type of cheese pancake, traditional to eastern slavic culture. It is made with Tvorog, aka Farmer’s Cheese, which results in these creamy-in-the-center small pancakes that are crispy and brown on the outside. Now that we’re back home in Singapore, there are definitely times when I really miss those pancake-filled mornings – so, of course I tried to replicate them at home! Syrniki calls for very simple ingredients. Most of them are readily available in Singapore, except for the ONE most important ingredient: Tvorog, the cheese itself. I’ve had to make do with store-bought Cottage cheese or Ricotta cheese. However, they tend to be more “wet” than Tvorog. As a result, I couldn’t make Syrniki the traditional way, which calls for the batter to be slightly dry so that you can …