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1. Place all the ingredients except oil together in a food mixer and whiz together until smooth.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan. Using a large spoon, drop the batter into the hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Continue until batter is used up, adding oil when necessary.
3. Place the cooked pancakes on absorbent kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil.
4. Heat the oven to 200 C/400F/ Gas mark 6. Place the cheese pancake on a tray lined with baking parchment paper. Re heat in the oven for a maximum of 10 minutes before serving.
To serve the stylish way: Top with sour cream, applesauce, honey or maple syrup.
In my family we tend to get together for Chanukah tea, light the candles and exchange gifts and these cheese pancakes are perfect with a cup of tea. They make a pleasant change from latkes. Chanukah re tells the story of the miracle of the oil in the Temple during the times of the Greek /Syrian empire. The oil miraculously lasted 8 days instead of one and fried food has subsequently become symbolic at this festival.
Lighting the Chanukah Menorah also acts as a symbol and message of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness.
These sweet cheese pancakes taste delicious with apple sauce, honey or sour cream.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
225g cottage cheese
150g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 tablespoons vegetable oil - for frying