The recipe for these cheese blintzes is one that you won’t want to miss because your brunch guests will go wild for them! A blend of ricotta, cream, and cottage cheeses are nestled inside of delicate crepes, baked up and served with warm mixed berry preserves and sour cream. It’s the final day of a beautiful #Brunchweek 2014! Have you entered the giveaway yet? With over 10 sponsors and $1,000 in prizes up for grabs, you really don’t want to miss out on a chance to win, do you? CLICK HERE TO ENTER!
Oh my WORD, this week’s been filled with delicious recipes! I hope that you’ve had a chance to visit some of the contributing blogger’s sites to bookmark and Pin your favorites. On Monday, I shared a recipe for Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oatmeal. A couple of days ago, I shared a recipe for Key Lime Cheesecake with a Hazelnut Crust. While both of those would make a beautiful appearance on your brunch table, these cheese blintzes will be the star of your show! They’re delicate and decadent and filled with creamy cheeses that have been lightly sweetened with a bit of Dixie Crystals sugar, then delightfully topped with Bonne Maman preserves. This is yummi at its best!
Hey, I made you a fun little gift! Take a looksie and let me know what you think about this. It’s a little animated .gif file to show you how to fold crepes into blintzes. Wheeee!
I realize it’s not as awesome as Oprah buying a car for all of her studio guests, but I’m just a little ol’ blogger. It’s the thought that counts, right? 🙂 I thought it was super fun to make, so let me know if you’d like to see more of them in future posts!
So now let’s dig in to the recipe for these cheese blintzes. If you scour Pinterest or Google, you’ll see that there are a few different filling options for blintzes. Some people prefer a thick, hearty filling made of ricotta cheese. Others prefer decadent sweetened cream cheese, and still others prefer the healthy route of cottage cheese. Being the middle-of-the-road girl that I am, I couldn’t decide whether these cheese blintzes should be “naughty” or “nice”, so I combined a little bit of each type of cheese into my filling. This makes for a not too sweet yet not too rich blintz. Just like baby bear’s bed, these cheese blintzes are just right!
I mixed up the crepe batter in the super nice batter bowl that the good folks at OXO gave me, and I used their batter dispenser to hold and dispense the crepe batter into the pan. It made things so much easier than trying to use a little measuring cup, and cleanup was a breeze, too. Making crepes is a lot like making pancakes, except that you’ll want to use a small, non-stick frying pan. The one I used was 8 inches in diameter, and the crepes ended up being a little bit larger than I wanted them to be. The next time I make these cheese blintzes, I think I’ll use my little 6-inch saute pan instead.
SHORT CUT – TIME SAVING TIP Shhh….Don’t tell anyone, but if you don’t want to make the crepes for these cheese blintzes, you don’t have to. Look in the produce section of your favorite grocery store and I bet you’ll find prepackaged crepes right around the same place that you’d find the egg roll wrappers. You’re welcome 🙂
Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berries
Recipe adapted from Food Network
Are you looking for something to make to serve along with my cheese blintzes? Check out these great recipes from my #Brunchweek blogging friends:
- Prosecco Mojito from Cooking in Stilettos
Brunch Egg Dishes:
Brunch Breads, Grains and Pastry:
- Individual bourbon Bacon Bread Pudding from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Maple Coconut Granola from That Skinny chick Can Bake
- Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berries from It’s Yummi!
- Blueberry Scones from Roxana’s Home Baking
- Almond Cake from Real Housemoms
Brunch Fruits, Vegetable and Sides:
- Orzo Veggie Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
- Balsamic Pear and Blue Cheese Bruschetta from White Lights on Wednesday
- Fennel-Kissed Lemon Tart with Salted Hazelnut Crust from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Thanks so much for sharing this amazing Brunchweek with me. To all of you moms (and dads who perform mom duty) out there, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Another huge shout of thanks to all of the amazing #BrunchWeek sponsors. Please follow these great companies on their social media sites:
Baloian Farms – Facebook
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