Good Evening Internet Friends!
Yesterday evening when we got back from the farm I wanted to make rhubarb sour cream muffins. That of course meant going to the freezer to get some sour cream. While I was looking for the sour cream I found cottage cheese. Now, as you may already know I am what is fondly referred to as Saskatchewan Ukrainian cheap so when I shop at Costco weekly for groceries and see either of these products on sale I purchase them and put them in the freezer. The cottage cheese is fine because I use it for cooking purpose. The sour cream does have to be completely defrosted and then I use a wire whisk to bring it back to consistency.
When I found the cottage cheese I decided that I would make Syrniki for dinner this evening.
So here is how I make these treats:
2 cups cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vinegar
- Mix all of these ingredients together and then add:
2 heaping tablespoons of ground flax seed
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat or multi grain flour
I add all of the flour at once to make a stiffer dough:
By having a stiffer dough I can use an ice cream scoop to "plop" these into the frying pan.
Heat frying pan with canola oil (I use Co-op brand).
Using an ice cream scoop I portion out batches of the dough to fry.
I let these sear for about 15 seconds just until the base is set so that I can flip them over with the pancake flipper and press flat to about 1/2". Then I let the base fry til golden brown and flip back to the first side. The reason I do it this way is I find it too tedious to pat into patties with the flour. ☺
There you have it!
After dinner a quick walk and get ready for bed for kiddo.
I did actually take a bit of time to go to my craft room and make:
A Skateboarding pillow case for my son! I think he will like it!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...