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Sirniki is a popular dish in Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. They are small pancakes made of cottage cheese (or farmer cheese as it's known in America). We usually eat them for breakfast or as a dessert served with jam, sour cream.

The name "sirniki" derives from the word "sir" which means "cheese" in Russian but also means "cottage cheese" in the Ukrainian. Cottage cheese is highly popular in our country.

The main ingredients are cottage cheese, eggs, and flour but we often cook sweet sirniki with raisins or dried apricots. It's very tasty to cook them with bananas. During your Moscow tours, you'll most likely find sirniki served for breakfast n your hotel.

How to cook sirniki?

500-600 gram of Cottage cheese (farmer cheese)
2 eggs
70 gram of butter
1/2 cup of flour plus
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 cups of Raisins plus
Sour cream, jam

1.    Mix cottage cheese, eggs, and flour. The dough shouldn't be very dry, be careful when spilling flour. But if your cheese is very wet you might need to add a bit more flour.

2.    Wash the raisins and leave it to dry. Add to the dough.

3.    Divide the dough into little balls; make small blinis and cover in flour.

4.     Heat the frying pan with butter, fry for 3-5 min on a medium heat on both sides until golden.

5.    Serve with sour cream or jam

You'll definitely have the opportunity to taste sirniki if you stay in Moscow for at least three days.
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