Here’s a recipe for cheese blintzes, a delicious Jewish dish often enjoyed on Shavuot or other special occasions. To read about the connections that make milky dishes a time old custom for Shavuot, see our article here.
Ingredients for the blintzes:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for the cheese filling:
- 2 cups cottage cheese (or farmer’s cheese)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
Ingredients for the topping:
- Fresh berries or fruit preserves (optional)
- Sour cream or Greek yogurt (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, melted butter, and salt until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter rest for 20-30 minutes to allow the gluten to relax.
- While the batter rests, prepare the cheese filling. In a separate bowl, combine the cottage cheese (or farmer’s cheese), sugar, vanilla extract, and egg. Mix until well combined and set aside.
- Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with butter or cooking spray.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the hot pan, swirling it around to create a thin, even layer. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until the edges start to lift and the bottom is lightly golden. Flip the blintz and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer the cooked blintz to a plate and repeat the process with the remaining batter, stacking the blintzes on top of each other.
- Once all the blintzes are cooked, spoon a heaping tablespoon of the cheese filling onto the lower third of each blintz. Fold the bottom of the blintz over the filling, then fold in the sides, and roll it up to enclose the filling. Repeat with the remaining blintzes.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt some butter. Place the filled blintzes, seam side down, in the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and heated through.
- Remove the blintzes from the skillet and serve them warm. You can top them with fresh berries or fruit preserves, and a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt if desired.
Don’t let us keep you from your blintzes any longer. Enjoy!