Shavuot: #Cheese Blintzes

Happy #Shavuot to those celebrating! In case you are not familiar with the holiday, it is common to eat dairy dishes today. Here is a great recipe for traditional cheese blintzes you can make with ingredients found on nowcado.com:

Ingredients

Dough

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil

Filling

  • 1 cup lowfat ricotta cheese
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Blend all of the dough ingredients together. Make sure you get rid of all the lumps.
  2. Grease the entire surface of a skillet generously with the oil and heat over medium until barely smoking.
  3. Pour the blintz batter by 1/3 cupfuls into the pan, then tilt the pan in a circular motion till the batter coats the entire bottom of the pan in a large, thin circular shape.
  4. Let each blintz cook for 60-75 seconds until the edges of the blintz brown, the bottom of the blintz is lightly golden, and the center of the surface is dry. Do not flip – use a spatula to take the blintz out of the pan and place it on a plate. Be sure to keep all the blintzes separated with parchment paper or paper towels so they do not stick together.
  5. When all of the blintzes are cooked, create your filling. Put all of the filling ingredients into a mixing bowl, then use a fork to mix them well. Filling should be well blended but slightly lumpy.
  6. Put 3 tbsp of filling on the lower part of the blintz, about an inch from the edge.
  7. Fold the lower edge of the blintz up over the filling. Fold the sides of the blintz inward, as though you’re folding an envelope. Roll the blintz up and over the filling like a burrito, tucking the edges in as you roll.
  8. When the blintzes are stuffed and rolled, you are ready to fry them. Pour ¼ cup of vegetable oil into the skillet and heat over medium until hot. Carefully place the stuffed blintzes flap-side down into the hot oil, being sure not to overcrowd your pan. The blintzes should fry for 1 ½ to 2 minutes until they’re brown and crispy.
  9. Turn the blintzes carefully using a spatula and/or tongs, then fry for an additional 1 ½ – 2 minutes. Blintzes should be evenly browned on both sides.
  10. Serve blintzes warm. They can be served as-is or topped with fruit topping, sour cream, applesauce, whipped cream or maple syrup.

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