Do you think syrniki can only be fried in a pan? No, many bake cheese pancakes in the oven. And they do it right. After all, it is convenient, useful and fast.
Syrniki in the oven are a real find for breakfast. The beauty of the dish lies in the fact that baking in the oven can take place without your participation (in the worst case, you will have to turn the products over once). Thus, the hostess gets at her disposal half an hour of free time, the value of which in the morning is difficult to overestimate.
Use only very fresh cottage cheese for syrniki, otherwise the unpleasant sourness, which, as a rule, cannot be masked with a lot of sugar, will ruin everything.
Cottage cheese should be medium fat, not too wet and not too dry. Too wet cottage cheese can be thrown into a sieve and allowed to drain excess moisture, and to get a more delicate velvety texture, beat it with a blender. Very dry cottage cheese is also not suitable for cooking, so it should be slightly diluted with kefir, milk or sour cream.
We did not use eggs in this recipe. But if you want to be sure that syrniki do not spread during baking, add 1-2 eggs to the cottage cheese. The eggs hold the ingredients together.
Don't try to make syrniki too sweet, as the sugar turned into syrup will make them go sour and require a lot of flour.
For piquancy, the dough can be flavored with a pinch of salt, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom or saffron. You can also serve syrniki with fresh fruits, berries, jam and condensed milk.
Flour in syrniki can be replaced with semolina. In this case, you need to let the dough stand for 10-20 minutes so that the semolina swells.
The dough for syrniki should resemble a thick curd mass in consistency so that you can easily roll up balls that would not stick to your hands.
To prepare delicious syrniki , you can add additional ingredients to the cottage cheese - coconut, poppy seeds, dried fruits, dried cranberries or lingonberries, pieces of fruit, nuts or grated carrots.
After turning off the oven, syrniki must stand in it for at least five minutes, otherwise they will fall off sharply and lose their appetizing splendor.
As an unusual addition to syrniki, you can use a delicious sauce that is prepared in a minute. Break up your favorite chocolate, melt it with a little milk in the microwave and serve.