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【Russian Syrniki】

(Contributed by Karl)
So, as most of you know my wife is Russian and we had a bit of a debate about Christmas dinner on the 25th of December. Also as some of you may know Christmas day in Russia is on the 7th January, so the debate was about the dessert — English dessert or Russian — so here is the result of the debate ”Russian Syrniki”.
This is a traditional dessert served in Russia.
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons semolina flour
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 cup canola oil for frying
Prep Cook Ready In
10 m 8m 18min
Mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar.
Stir in semolina and all-purpose flour, and work into a soft dough.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll into a 1-inch thick log. Slice the log into 8 pieces, then pat each piece in additional flour to form a patty.
Heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Fry the syrniki in hot oil until golden brown on each side, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
A mix of English and Russian food was really good, as we have always concentrated on the English Tradition over the years, as some of you know we both like cooking and it is a” love hate relationship” in the kitchen.
I love to cook in a tidy manner. I put my love and passion into my cooking, adding a bit of this and that to get the taste right. I see the wife cook and there is stuff everywhere. Dogs are licking the floor, haha! But we always say we enjoyed our dinners (out of respect hahahaha) but must say the wife has taught me a lot about cooking as I was never much interested before I met her, so thank you to my wife and my new hobby!
Please use safety when cooking with hot oil!

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