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Sweet Cheese Latkes

Cheese Latkes

The original latkes were actually made from cheese!!!  They're kind of like breakfast pancakes, but so light and fluffy and delish. 

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  • 6Servings


  • 1 (8-ounce) container quark cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Butter
  • Garnish: silan


  1. Whisk together cheese, sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla, in a mixing bowl, until fully and incorporated.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt and gently mix into wet ingredients until incorporated. 
  3. Heat a nonstick pan on medium-low heat. Coat with a bit of butter.
  4. Drop ¼ cup batter into the hot pan.
  5. Flip when bottom begins to form a crust and you can see the middle of the pancake is cooked, then cook 2 minutes more.
  6. Serve with a drizzle of silan or dollop of sour cream, if desired.