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6 Sochi-Inspired Recipes

Celebrate the Winter Games with these traditional Russian recipes.

Syrniki

These cheese pancakes are served as a dessert or for breakfast in Russia. The cheese that's typically used is called tvorog, although cottage cheese or ricotta can be substituted. The tasty pancakes are often topped with jam, honey, or sour cream when served.

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Ingredients:

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 eggs or 4 egg whites
3 tbsp sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour, divided
Nonstick cooking spray

Optional toppings: light sour cream, honey or jam

Directions:

1. Combine the cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar and add in 2 tbsp of the flour to form a soft dough. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Form the dough into six small round patties. Lightly dredge in remaining flour.
3. Prepare a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium heat cook the patties until lightly crispy on each side, about 3–5 minutes per side. Serve immediately with light sour cream, honey, or jam.

Serves: 6

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