What’s For Breakfast Around The World?.
Syrniki, Russia – Oladyi, blini, syrniki: Russians seem to have a fondness for griddle cakes. Here we highlight syrniki, deliciously fluffy, quark-based pancakes. Also known in Ukrainian, Belarusian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian cuisines, they’re fried and served with sour cream, applesauce, jam, fruit preserves or honey. The name comes from “syr”, which once meant “soft white cheese” in Russian; the cheese in question is tvorog, similar to cottage cheese but drier, with a nice tangy kick to it. [Photo: Joerg Vollmer/Wikimedia Commons]