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Cheese Blintzes for Shavuot

Cheese Blintzes
From Phyllis Spector, CTI’s Immediate Past President, Current Ritual Chair

For blintzes, we need to make the wrapper — it’s like a French crepe — and the filling.
Then, we roll the filling into the crepe. The blintzes can then be refrigerated, frozen or fried in butter or vegetable oil, and enjoyed immediately.
 

For the Wrapper

4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 C water
1/2 C milk   
1 C all-purpose flour
1 C butter or oil (for frying)
1 TBS vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
1 TBS sugar

Method

Mix everything in a blender, except the butter.

Let the batter rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Melt the butter (or heat oil) in an 8” skillet.

Pour about 1/4 cup batter into the pan and swirl it around, pouring off excess.

DO NOT let it brown.

Flip and cook the other side for a few seconds.

Then, turn the blintz out onto a plate.

Repeat with remaining batter and butter (or oil), staggering the crepes on top of each other.

For the Filling

1½ C ricotta or farmer's cheese
½ C whipped cream cheese
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ C sugar (or more to taste)

Pinch of salt

Method

Mix well.

Spread 2TBS of filling on each crepe.

Fold

Refrigerate, freeze or fry in butter or oil.

Top with cinnamon, sour cream, berries (optional)

Recipe of the Month

 

We recognize the 6 million who perished in Nazi concentration camps.

Despite the harsh conditions, the undernourished and starving women in Terezin, the Czechoslovakian concentration camp, managed to write recipes from memory.

The crumbling, faded pages have been collected and published in In Memory’s Kitchen – A Legacy from the Women of Terezin. They represent fantasies, memories and hope for the future.

Here is a sample:

Pachter’s Pirogen (p. 47)

Make a noodle dough and roll it out. Now take boiled grated potatoes, chopped cracklings and browned onions. Fill the pockets [squares], press the edges together and boil them [the pockets]. Pour hot fat and a lot of browned onion  [over the pirogen].



Mon, July 6 2020 14 Tammuz 5780