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    Cheese Blintzes

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    50 mins

    15 mins

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    These are soooooo good. Not something for everyday (well, actually, they CAN be made and frozen, so why not everyday? Oh yeah, my hips!!!) Definitely for a dinner party or special occasion.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    blintzes

    Units: US | Metric

    Batter

    Filling

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For batter: Combine flour, sugar and salt.
    2. 2
      Whisk in milk, a little at a time, and whisk in eggs until batter is smooth.
    3. 3
      In a 7 inch non-stick pan, melt butter over moderately-high heat.
    4. 4
      Half fill a ¼ cup measure with the batter and, off the heat, pour the batter into the pan.
    5. 5
      Tilt and rotate pan quickly so that batter covers bottom in a thin layer and return any excess back into the bowl.
    6. 6
      Return pan to heat, loosen edge of blintz with a spatula, and cook until underside is browned lightly.
    7. 7
      Turn and brown other side.
    8. 8
      Repeat, using up all of batter.
    9. 9
      For filling: Combine farmer’s cheese, cream cheese and yolks until almost smooth and beat in sugar, salt, vanilla and lemon zest.
    10. 10
      Spoon 2 tblsps of filling onto blintz; fold in 2 sides and roll up to enclose filling.
    11. 11
      Put seam side down on a baking sheet.
    12. 12
      Repeat, using up all of crepes and filling.
    13. 13
      (blintzes can be made ahead and frozen at this point. Thaw and proceed with recipe.) In each of 2 large skillets, melt 2 tblsps of the butter over moderately-high heat, add blintzes and cook for 2 minutes.
    14. 14
      Turn carefully and cook until golden and heated through.
    15. 15
      Transfer to a heated platter and serve with sour cream and cherry preserves.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2007

      45

      None of the stores around here sell the frozen blintzes and I've been craving them for so long, had enough today, and decided they can't be that hard to make and sought out a recipe, man it was so worth it. My kids weren't so thrilled when they saw me add cottage cheese, but wow there was nothing left on their plates. the toughest critic is still at work, but she will love it.

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    • on January 15, 2005

      45

      Essentially Very Yummy Blintzes. However, the cheese filling (I used Farmer Cheese), was extremely "lemony". If you're not a fan of lemon flavor, then you'll want to reduce the amount of zest of lemon you use. Also, I found that the filling recipe is probably enough to fill closer to 40 blintzes than 20. Also, the Crepe recipe only yielded about 15 Crepes (I tried it twice in the same day). With a few adjustments, these are the perfect Blintzes. **Tip: Get the Crepes as thin as you can. If they are too thick, the blintzes won't roll properly.

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    • on May 25, 2004

      55

      These were a big hit. The kids said it was like eating dessert in place of dinner. I used orange zest instead of lemon and mascarpone instead of cream cheese. We topped with fresh strawberries and sour cream. EXCELLENT!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheese Blintzes

    Serving Size: 1 (1981 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 243.7
     
    Calories from Fat 154
    63%
    Total Fat 17.2 g
    26%
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    51%
    Cholesterol 107.4 mg
    35%
    Sodium 206.6 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.5 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 8.6 g
    34%
    Protein 6.9 g
    13%

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