I am actually not a huge tvorog fan myself - unless syrniki are involved! Syrniki (pronounce that seer-nik-ee - in Russian it looks like this: сырники) are little fat pancakes made out of tvorog, traditionally eaten at breakfast in Russia. They can be sweet (with honey and jam as a dip) or savoury (with sour cream), and are strange-tasting but weirdly moreish! And they're easy to make - so what are you waiting for?
For about six little pancakes, you need:
50g plain flour
1-2 tablespoons of sugar - depending on whether you're having them sweet or savoury!
A pinch of salt
A drop or two of vanilla essence
Butter or spray alternative (such as Fry Light Better than Butter)
The tvorog should be pretty smooth, so dump it into a bowl, add the egg, sugar, salt, and essence. Sift in about two-thirds of the flour, and mix thoroughly.
Dust some flour onto a chopping board or a spare plate, then form the mixture into little fat pancakes, and dust with flour on both sides.
Melt the butter into a frying pan (or spritz it with your chosen butter spray), and throw the syrniki in - however many will fit at a time! We have a bit of an awkward cooking situation at uni in that we don't have any hobs, so we had to cook ours on a George Foreman grill.
These shouldn't take long in a pan - they'll go golden (make sure to turn them over so they cook on both sides!), and they're ready!
These are served with orange blossom honey and cherries, but you can experiment!
Oh - and these tasted good, but they look funny because we had to use the grill! Yours should look something like this:
Why not double or triple the quantity and have friends over for brunch? Or you could serve these as a pudding after some other Russian food - Vinegret, Olivier and Buckwheat would all be good suggestions! I hope you try them and let me know what you think!