Blintz, which means "pancake" in Ukrainian, is a classic Ashkenazic Jewish food that probably originated in Poland. Blintzes are thin crepe-like pancakes folded around a filling. Cheese blintzes are traditionally served for Shavuot along with other dairy dishes. In this recipe, the blintzes are so delicious that there is no need to fry them after they are filled.
* Be sure to stir the batter before frying a new crepe as the flour might settle at the bottom.
* Don't give up. Practice makes perfect when it comes to blintzes. Fortunately, kids will love to eat those blintzes which didn't turn out great so nothing has to go to waste.
TIPS: Once the crepes are filled, they can be stored in an airtight container or bag and frozen.
NOTE: To lower the fat content in this recipe, use a nonstick vegetable spray, low fat cheese and sugar substitute instead of the oil, cheese and sugar in the above recipe.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with fruit jams or sour cream. These blintzes can be eaten cold, warm or hot.