Syrniki or Tvorozhniki with Plum Sauce

 

These always bring my childhood memories.Occasionally my mother would make these while we(kids) are still sleeping.And we would wake up to this sweet smell that fills the whole house.
Syrniki is Russian type of fried farmers cheese pancakes. The outside becomes crispy and the inside is creamy and warm. Its usually served with sour cream. But, I wanted to do something a little different like using creme fraiche instead of sour cream and pouring  hot plum sauce over it.
Ingredients:
2 cups Farmers cheese
2 tbsp.sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp.vanilla
1/2 cup all purpose flour + extra for dipping
1 tsp. baking powder
oil for frying
creme fraiche or sour cream
For Plum Sauce:
4  plums sliced
¾ cup sugar
1 tbsp. Cornstarch
1/3 cup water
Beat together cheese,sugar,eggs, and vanilla.gradually add flour and baking powder. Shape the mixture into mini cakes.dip both sides in flour. Heat oil on medium heat in frying pan. Fry them until golden brown.
Sauce:
Combine plums with sugar in a small pot. Bring to slight simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. In a cup mix together corn starch with water and add to plums.cook for another minute.
Place Syrniki on a serving plate.pour sauce over syrniki and add a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream.Enjoy!

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