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Russian Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)

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This recipe of the popular Russian cottage cheese pancakes called Syrniki stuffed with chocolate is a perfect option for breakfast. They are super delicious, light and fluffy!


  • 1 pack (200 g) cottage cheese (You can use any cottage cheese. If it is too liquid, add more semolina)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 1 egg
  • 60 chocolate
  • 2 ½ tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Combine cottage cheese, salt, an egg and semolina. Mix the ingredients with a spoon.
  2. Sprinkle your hands with flour and roll little balls.
  3. Put 1-2 slices of chocolate in the middle of each ball and press them lightly.
  4. Sprinkle each cheese pancake with flour and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve hot or cold with sour cream or jam.