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Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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Today I have something special for you, guys. Don’t worry, this recipe is really easy, quick and perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert. I bet many of you have never tasted cottage cheese pancakes (or you can call them cottage cheese patties, or Syrniki). These ones are very popular in my country and I love having them for breakfast.

You know what? I have a secret ingredient, which makes them even more tasty… My husband don’t like these pancakes, but when I add THIS INGREDIENT, he adores them. Me too! Sooo… Do you want to know my secret?

How To Make Cottage Cheese Pancakes | YummyAddiction.com

It’s CHOCOLATE. Yes yes, they are stuffed with chocolate bars. Chocolate changes everything…

Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Chocolate Filling | YummyAddiction.com

My husband is a huge fan of chocolate. He loves everything and anything that has chocolate in it. Remember my chocolate chip cream cheese bars that I posted not too long ago? These are his favorite bars at this time. So, as I said, chocolate changes everything.

I like these pancakes because they’re easy and the cottage cheese makes them really filling. They have a different texture and are thicker than normal pancakes, for these reasons I love them so much.

Love them because they are different.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki) With Chocolate Filling | YummyAddiction.com

When you bite into one, you will feel a yummy crispy fried shell on the outside, and creamy, soft and chocolatey texture on the inside. A slightly melted chocolate bar inside of the pancake is a real winner, trust me! These cottage cheese pancakes have a yummy crispy fried shell on the outside, and creamy, soft and chocolate texture on the inside.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Chocolate Filling
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Serves: about 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (450 g) cottage cheese, well-drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (140 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • about 10 chocolate bars
  • ½ cup flour, for dusting
  • butter or oil, for pan frying
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Place the cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in small food processor and blend just until cheese is almost smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir with a rubber spatula just until combined. The mixture will be very sticky.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter or oil in a nonstick skillet on low-medium heat. Make sure that the oil is hot enough before you start frying the pancakes.
  4. Place ½ cup of flour into a shallow bowl or plate. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop a ball of dough. Then place the chocolate bar inside the scooped ball of dough, and put it directly on the flour. Sprinkle flour over the top of the ball. Continue the process with the rest of the dough, until it’s all gone. You should get about 10 balls.
  5. With well-floured hands, gently transfer the ball from one hand to another in order to remove the excess flour. Then flatten the ball with your palm to make it into a patty and place it in the skillet. Fry both sides on low-medium heat until golden brown then place on paper towel to remove any excess oil. Dust the pancakes with powdered sugar and serve with your choice of jam, a fruit sauce or sour cream.
Notes
You may need slightly more or less flour depending on how moist your cottage cheese is. The dough should be sticky and soft, but should hold together well once the balls of dough are coated in flour.

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    sonia
    February 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    is it ok to not use cottage cheese? should i substitute with something?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 6, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Sonia, you can use farmer’s cheese instead, just skip blending in a food processor and mix all the ingredients with a hand mixer. Hope you will love it!

  • Reply
    Medeja
    February 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

    They would make fantastic breakfast!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Yes, you are right! They are the perfect breakfast treat 😉

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    Fran
    February 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    These pancakes will make a perfect Valentine breakfast! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Fran! I’m so happy you like them 😉

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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence
    February 23, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Wow. I’d love to give these a try! And I love the addition of cottage cheese and chocolate!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thank you, Tiffany! Let me know if you try these pancakes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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    Jennifer
    March 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    OMG, those look divine! Would it be ok to use something other than white flour? Like almond, brown rice or coconut flour?

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      Jovita
      March 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer! Actually, I have never tried with something other than white flour, but I think it should be fine to use coconut flour. You may need to add more or less flour in this case. If you try these, let me know how you like them! 😉

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    shelby
    April 10, 2014 at 12:19 am

    could i use cream cheese instead?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 10, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Hi, Shelby! Actually, I’m not sure about using cream cheese, because it has a little different texture than cottage cheese.. I have never tried it in this recipe. 😉

  • Reply
    Jenna
    June 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve JUST made these. I used stevia in lieu of sugar and dark bitter chocolate… The results were DIVINE. Two large pancakes filled me up totally – I feel as though I won’t be able to eat for days. (In the best way possible). Haha. Thank you so very much for this recipe 🙂

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    viv
    July 16, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Love the whole concept of pancakes with a hidden surprise in the middle – trying these out at the weekend :)))

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