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Cheese Blintzes

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Ingredients
For batter
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Milk 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For cheese filling
  Cream style cottage cheese 2 Pound (1 Container)
  Eggs 2
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For topping
  Canned cherry pie filling 21 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dairy sour cream 16 Ounce (1 Container)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To make the matter, in a large bowl, break the eggs and beat them with a wire whisk until yolks and whites are well blended.
2. Sift flour into the bowl and whisk with the eggs until smooth
3. Add milk and oil and blend into the batter.
4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
5. To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for cheese filling.
6. Beat with a wire whisk or electric mixer into a smooth creamy consistency.
7. Set aside or refrigerate.

MAKING
8. Heat an 8-inch, preferably non-stick skillet or and electric crepe maker.
9. To test whether pan is hot enough, sprinkle on a few drops of water on it. The drops should bounce about.
10. Lightly grease the pan with a little butter or margarine.
11. Using a measuring cup, pour less than 1/4 cup of the batter, into the pan, and swirl the pan quickly to spread the batter evenly and cover bottom of pan.
12. Allow the blintze to cook for 1 to 2 minutes just until the bottom is very lightly browned and the top is set.
13. Loosen sides with a spatula and remove blintze onto a plate.
14. Repeat, making 24 blintzes. Grease the pan with butter and regulate the temperature of the pan for each blintze.
15. Layer each blintze with a piece of foil or waxed paper to keep separated.
16. Arrange the crepes on a work surface, browned side facing up.
17. Down center of each crepe, spoon 3 tablespoons of the cheese filling.
18. Fold the crepes by overlapping opposite sides over the filling and folding ends toward middle.

FINALIZING
19. Just before serving time, heat a large skillet and melt remaining butter or margarine over medium heat
20. Arrange the stuffed blintzes, seam side down and brown, then turn carefully with a pancake turner or spatula and brown on top side.
21. Remove onto a serving platter and keep warm while you brown the remaining blintzes.

SERVING
22. Serve blintzes warm, dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Browned
Dish: 
Pancake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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