Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

This is one of those meals that practically define tradition as far Ukrainian traditional food goes; called SIRNIKI. It is a true childhood staple. For Ukrainians out there; when you were little, remember those delicious, fluffy, incredibly smelling patties that were on the table when you got there and just couldn’t wait to devour? I have been making these very tasty cottage cheese pancakes for a very long time now. They have created the same cozy traditional feeling, a taste of home, under our roof as well.

It’s one of our family all-time favorite breakfasts. While you may serve it up with any topping you want: a dollop of sour cream, preserves, fresh fruit and berries, my kids’ favorite way to eat them is with nothing – on its own, served with a cup of milk. They are also delicious cooled.

Leftovers, if you have any, store in the fridge and have them as a quick snack for kids throughout the day. They usually don’t last the day though; they grab them on a fly by. If you like those warm just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and it makes for a delightful snack for anyone. Ah, the memories! 🙂

Ingredients you will need:

5 small – eggs
1 cup – sugar
24 oz. – cottage cheese
1 tsp – baking soda
1 tbsp – vinegar
1 tsp – salt
3 ½ cup – all-purpose flour
Oil for sautéing

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

1. I start by grinding the cottage cheese to a paste-like texture. I’ve tried making them without grinding the cheese before and the patties became very dry after sautéing.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

2. In a medium bowl add eggs, sugar and beat on high with a hand mixer for 3 minutes.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

3. Add your pureed cottage cheese and beat on medium for 2-3 minutes until well combined.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

4. Activate baking soda with vinegar; pour over cottage cheese/egg mixture.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

5. Mix with your hand mixer for another minute then add 3 cups of flour and 1 tsp of salt through the sifter.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

6. Mix the flour in with a spatula until all flour is combined.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

7. Take remaining 1/2 cup of flour and sifted it on top of a big cutting board.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

8. Transfer the dough from the bowl onto the floured cutting board.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

9. Roll the dough into a ball. Cut it in half, cover two balls with flour so they don’t stick, and set one half aside.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

10. Take one half of the ball and roll into a log.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

11. Cut the log into 1-inch pieces. Cover each side with flour and flatten each piece with your hand to make it 1/4 inch thick, oval-shaped cottage cheese pancakes.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

12. Heat skillet on a low temperature on the stove; add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Place pancakes in the skillet and sauté 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

13.Remove them from skillet. Place another set of pancakes and continue making and sautéing until you done with all the pancake dough. Take the second half of the dough and repeat the steps of cutting, shaping and sautéing the pancakes.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Enjoy warm or cooled!

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This is one of those meals that practically define tradition as far Ukrainian traditional food goes; called SIRNIKI. It is a true childhood staple. For Ukrainians out there; when you were little, remember those delicious, fluffy, incredibly smelling patties that were on the table when you got there and just couldn’t wait to devour? I have been making these very tasty cottage cheese pancakes for a very long time now. They have created the same cozy traditional feeling, a taste of home, under our roof as well.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 32 -35
Author: Valya's Taste of Home
Ingredients
  • 5 small – eggs
  • 1 cup – sugar
  • 24 oz. – cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp – baking soda
  • 1 tbsp – vinegar
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 3 ½ cup – all-purpose flour
  • Oil for sautéing
Instructions
  1. I start by grinding the cottage cheese to a paste-like texture. I’ve tried making them without grinding the cheese before and the patties became very dry after sautéing.
  2. In a medium bowl add eggs, sugar and beat on high with a hand mixer for 3 minutes.
  3. Add your pureed cottage cheese and beat on medium for 2-3 minutes until well combined.
  4. Activate baking soda with vinegar; pour over cottage cheese/egg mixture.
  5. Mix with your hand mixer for another minute then add 3 cups of flour and 1 tsp of salt through the sifter.
  6. Mix the flour in with a spatula until all flour is combined.
  7. Take remaining 1/2 cup of flour and sift it on top of a big cutting board.
  8. Transfer the dough from the bowl onto the floured cutting board.
  9. Roll the dough into a ball. Cut it in half, cover two dough balls with flour so they don’t stick, and set one half aside.
  10. Take one half of the ball and roll into a log.
  11. Cut the log into 1 inch pieces. Cover each side with flour and flatten each piece with your hand to make it 1/4 inch thick, oval shaped cottage cheese pancakes.
  12. Heat skillet on low temperature on the stove; add 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Place pancakes on the skillet and sauté 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
  13. Remove them from skillet. Place another set of pancakes on the skillet and continue shaping and sautéing until you’re done with all the pancake dough. Take the second half of the dough and repeat the steps of cutting, shaping and sautéing the pancakes.
  14. Enjoy warm or cooled.

If you make this Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe please share a picture with me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Tag with #valyastasteofhome. I’d love to see your creations! 🙂

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  1. These are soooo delicious and bring back many wonderful memories of mom. This is what I’ll be making for breakfast tomorrow! Yammmmiiii! 😛

  2. Oh……… WOW! MEMORIES! Brings tears to my eyes. How I remember the taste and smell of the place I used to call home. Will make that feeling for my kids:)! thank you sooooooooo much for posting this recipe!!!!!!