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Serniky (a Russian Recipe)


  • 1 ball of pot cheese, such as is sold at a creamery for five cents
  • 1 heaping tablespoonful of butter
  • yolks of 4 eggs
  • a little salt
  • 1 heaping dessertspoonful of currants
  • 2 slightly heaping tablespoonfuls of flour
  • dried bread crumbs


Put the cheese in a mixing bowl, break it up with a spoon, and add to it the butter, the well beaten yolks, salt, currants and flour. Mix all well together and let it stand an hour or more. Sprinkle a pastry board thickly with flour, turn the mixture out from the bowl, cut off pieces of it and roll with the hands until about an inch and a half thick, cut in pieces about two inches long, the ends bias. Have a saucepan ready with boiling water, drop the pieces into this without crowding and cook until they float, about five minutes, take them out with a skimmer. Roll in dried bread crumbs, fry brown on both sides in butter, and serve hot with cream and sugar.


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The Golden Age Cook Book (1898).

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