- 16 oz farmers cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour (+ more for dusting if desired)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Sour cream and jam (for serving)
- mix the farmers cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. It should be a fluffy texture, still a bit sticky.
- If you want your syrniki to be extra round, scoop them onto a floured surface and gently roll into a ball. Place them under a water cup and gently spin to get a really round shape (see video). Otherwise, dollop directly onto the skillet in the next step.
- Preheat a large skillet over a medium flame. Add the oil and butter and let sizzle. Gently add the rounded syrniki in the pan or scoop directly in like pancakes.
- Cook a 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crisp.
- Serve with sour cream and jam.
Leftover batter can be stored in the fridge for a day or two and used the next morning.
Jeremy Scheck spent high school perfecting his signature cupcakes, making quiches and coffee cake by the dozen at a local bakery, and teaching cooking demonstrations at Williams-Sonoma. As a 10th grader in 2016, he began documenting his favorite recipes on a blog called The After School Bakery. In college, Jeremy learned to make 50 gallons of ice cream in the food science lab, how to prune grape vines in the teaching vineyard, the best way to milk a cow in Northern Italy, and why film photography is an art worth saving. As a sophomore in 2020, he traded blog photos for video and became a TikTok culinary sensation. Jeremy has been featured on the Today show, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, BBC Radio, People, and Access Hollywood, among others. Jeremy is a graduate of Cornell University with a double major in Spanish and Italian, and significant coursework in food science. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about Jeremy.