Farmers Cheese Pancakes

Oh… I’m hurt!  Yesterday morning some wise guy hinted I should take better care of myself!  How rude! So, instead of chasing the kids, I loaded them into our duallie BOB and spent an hour chasing my dreams… of getting back in shape.

Thanks a lot, Miro, your poem was truly inspiring and I feel good about myself even though I cannot move my limbs!      

For tolerating mommy’s slow jogging, the kids were rewarded with farmers cheese pancakes.  There are tons of variations of this recipe, and my favorite one is actually soft and savory, with semolina.  But the kids prefer this sweet stuff.  Who would have expected THAT!? If you haven’t seen farmers cheese in your usual supermarket, you can always find in European grocery stores (or you can make it yourself).

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  • 425 g farmers cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 g flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar

Yields about 20 small pancakes


Combine all ingredients and mix together with a fork.  Once everything is incorporated, make pancakes with your hands.  Shape pieces of dough into golf-ball sized balls, and then flatten with your palms.

Preheat the frying pan and grease it with oil.

Bake the pancakes till golden brown on each side on mid-low heat, covered.

Traditionally served with sour cream, honey, or jam.


  1. Shira says:

    Oh god it’s Saturday morning and I just woke up to catch up on this post…..these are looking delicious! Going hunting for farmer’s cheese…!

      • Mom Photographer (@MomPhotographer) says:

        I’ve been struggling with the lack of fresh currants and goosberries in States, as well. I read that those fruits were prohibited to grow here years ago because of some kind of pest they attract. Now, with better technology and the knowledge about that pest they are trying to grow those fruits back.

  2. gageier says:

    Hallo ja das Rezept werde ich audprobieren sieht ja so lecker aus,nur der Gedanke daran,läuft einem schon das Wasser im Mund zusammen,eine schöne Woche noch viele liebe Grüsse Klaus

  3. gageier says:

    Hallo wie ich schon berichtete,die Käsekuchen sind einfach lecker,unsere Enkelkinder waren gestern hier,die waren auch sehr begeistert,und wie es so ist ich bekam natürlich keine mehr ab,die fanden die ja so lecker,danke dir viele liebe Grüsse und das wünscht dir Klaus

  4. gageier says:

    Liebe Anastasia ich las meine Kommentare ,schade die kamen nicht so rüber wie ich sie geschrieben habe,wollte sagen einfach lecker,lecker,Enkelkinder waren begeistert.Danke für die tollen Rezepte einen schönen Tag wünscht dir Klaus

  5. Claire says:

    This brings back such memories of my mom and I going to the gym together and then making pancakes like these with cream cheese. Will have to try your recipe. Looks so good!

  6. dianeskitchentable says:

    Huh! Chasing 2 kids is plenty of exercise & you hardly look out of shape unless your picture’s very old. But oh my these look awesome & I’ve printed out this recipe. What exactly is farmer’s cheese? Is that what it is called & if I can’t find it what might be a substitute?

  7. writelane says:

    Thanks for liking my stuffed acorn squash post on Cindy’s Recipes and Writings! these pancakes sound awesome!

  8. rekaras says:

    Love your page. It indeed looks like you have a wonderful family. Maybe I can persuade my wife to try one or more of your recipes. LIVE, LOVE & LEARN indeed while chasing those boys of yours. Thank you for your interest in my images. rek.

  9. Cara Olsen says:

    Seriously? What nerve people have! I hope he wake to find his bum smothered in cellulite! Also, I see your picture off to the side and you are lovely, my dear :)

    Your pancakes look marvelous. Huge Yum!

    • Anastasia says:

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate your compliments – I’ve been food photographing for about 4 months so far, so it’s all pretty new to me. Same goes about your writing – I’m really enjoying your stories.

  10. clover58 says:

    Delicious looking, for sure! Yum, yum. I’m not sure if I can find farmer’s cheese and I’ve never heard of red currant jam. I’m much prefer making jam than jelly and might have to try find a recipe for that! Oh, dear, more things to do!!!! And all because of one little recipe.

  11. That's A Mouthful says:

    Just realized that this was posted the day before my birthday. I wish I had seen the farmer’s cheese pancakes then. I would have had someone make it for me as a gift!!

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