Blintzes

Blintzes

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
14

Blintzes are one of the many joys of Jewish cooking – tender pancakes filled with cottage cheese, then fried. They are served hot with sugar, cinnamon and sour cream.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

Pancakes

Quantity Ingredient
110g plain flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons caster sugar
2 eggs
170ml milk
80ml water
1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
oil, for cooking

Filling

Quantity Ingredient
375g cottage cheese
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon butter, softened
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
oil and butter, for frying
sugar, to serve
cinnamon, to serve
sour cream, to serve

Method

  1. To make pancakes, sift flour, salt, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Beat eggs with milk, water and vanilla. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients, add liquid mixture and combine very quickly and lightly. Batter will still be lumpy and must not be overbeaten.
  2. Heat a pancake pan about 13 cm in diameter and grease with a few drops of oil. Pour in just enough batter to cover bottom of pan and cook over moderate heat until golden-brown underneath. Remove without cooking other side and repeat with remaining batter. Stack pancakes on a dampened dish towel, cooked side up, with squares of baking paper between them to prevent sticking, and cover with ends of towel.
  3. To make filling, mix all ingredients together well.
  4. To finish, place about 2 tablespoons filling in middle of each pancake on cooked side. Turn edges in and roll up like a cigar. Heat about 2 teaspoons each oil and butter in a large, heavy frying pan and put in several blintzes, seam sides down. Fry over medium heat until golden-brown on each side. Add more oil and butter to pan and continue cooking blintzes until all are browned. Serve hot, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, and pass a bowl of sour cream.
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