Blintzes

December 10, 2008 at 7:59 am (Uncategorized) ()

Blintzes

These Blintzes are a family recipe. My grandfather made them with his aunt, my mom made them with my grandfather, and I made them with my mom. I am looking forward to the day when i can share this recipe with my children. We normally prepare these ahead of time, and store them in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. One batch makes about 12-15, but they are addicting.

I made these the day after Thanksgiving. We did not do any early black Friday shopping, but my parents still perused the adds. Mollie helped:

Mollie

Mollie

Blintzes
My Great Aunt Rosalie

Ingredients

Crepes
1 cup flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup milk
smidge salt
2 Tablespoons Vegetable/Canola oil

Filling
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 pint small curd cottage cheese (or farmers cheese, if you can find it) Note: I use cheesecloth to squeeze some extra liquid out of the cottage cheese, so that the cottage cheese is drier.
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened

Topping
Strawberries (fresh if in season or frozen, sliced in juice if not in season)
Sour Cream

Directions

  1. Blend together the ingredients for crepes in a blender.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the ingredients for the filling.
  3. Grease crepe pan (small omlette pan) and warm over medium heat on the stove.
  4. When the pan is hot, put a thin layer of batter in the pan (pour out excess batter if necessary) and cook through so light brown on one side.
  5. Place crepe onto towel (cooked side up), then fill with filling (about 1 to 2 spoonfulls). Roll crepe up and then place onto pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until there is no more filling. Place tray in freezer and freeze overnight.
  7. Remove frozen blintzes from pan (can be packaged into a large zip-lock for storage).
  8. Cook in buttered frying pan. You can store the cooked ones in a preheated oven.
  9. Serve immediately, topped with sour cream and strawberries and enjoy!

These are a real treat for breakfast!

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1 Comment

  1. joelen said,

    I need to make blintzes because they are perfect sweet or savory… these look delicious and so easy to make!

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