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Syrniki with Strawberry-Rhubarb Ragout

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Syrniki with Strawberry-Rhubarb Ragout

Syrniki with strawberry-Rhubarb ragout - Delicious Ukrainian cheese pancakes that are so delicious! Photo: Wenke Gürtler

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Health Score:
82 / 100
20 min.
ready in 35 min.
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Nutritional values

Are these pancakes or rather curd cakes? Syrniki are low in fat and high in protein. The grainy cottage cheese makes it possible. The high protein content satiates well and also boosts the metabolism, because the body needs far more energy to process the nutrient than for fats or carbohydrates. This effect is also called food-induced thermogenesis.

Syrniki are indispensable in Eastern European cuisine and are served for breakfast or as a dessert. The original recipe is prepared with tworog or quark, which is very similar to grainy cottage cheese.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie378 cal.(18 %)
Protein23 g(23 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates35 g(23 %)
Sugar added13 g(52 %)
Roughage7.7 g(26 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E1.8 mg(15 %)
Vitamin K22.7 μg(38 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin6.4 mg(53 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate79 μg(26 %)
Pantothenic acid1.5 mg(25 %)
Biotin18.3 μg(41 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3 μg(100 %)
Vitamin C63 mg(66 %)
Potassium788 mg(20 %)
Calcium264 mg(26 %)
Magnesium61 mg(20 %)
Iron2.3 mg(15 %)
Iodine34 μg(17 %)
Zinc1.7 mg(21 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.8 g
Uric acid59 mg
Cholesterol98 mg
Complete sugar24 g
Development of this recipe:


14 ozs Cottage cheese
2 Tbsps Raw cane sugar
1 Tbsp Almond flour
3 Tbsps whole spelt flour (+ some flour to work with)
2 generous pinches lemon zest
1 egg (M)
3 stalks Rhubarb (10 oz)
½ Vanilla bean
9 ozs Strawberries
1 Tbsp butter
How healthy are the main ingredients?
RhubarbCottage cheeseStrawberry

Kitchen utensils

1 Non-stick pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 small Pot

Preparation steps


Transfer cottage cheese to paper towels or clean dish towel and gently pat dry. Thoroughly mix cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, almond flour, spelt flour, lemon zest, and egg. Let dough rest for about 20 minutes.


Clean the rhubarb, wash and cut into small pieces. Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthwise and scrape out the pulp with a knife. Place rhubarb in a small saucepan with vanilla pulp and pod, remaining sugar, and 3 Tbsp water. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes until al dente. Remove from heat.


Take a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture, form small pancakes and dust with a little flour on both sides. Use up the rest of the dough in the same way. Heat a little butter in a frying pan and fry the syrniki over medium heat until golden; turn carefully in between. Remove finished syrniki from pan and keep warm. Do the same with the rest.


While the syrniki fry, clean, wash and chop strawberries. Add the strawberries to the rhubarb and stir. Serve the syrniki with the strawberry-rhubarb ragout and enjoy it warm.