Throughout the Western world people eat crepe suzettes. Blintzes are the Jewish eastern European version of the French treat. The word "blintz" comes from a Ukrainian word meaning "pancake." The Israeli bent on having a light meal in the evening, after a theater performance or movie, will choose from among a number of specialty restaurants serving this delicacy with a choice of several different fillings.
Cheese blintzes are the traditional meal for the festival of Shavuot, when dairy meals are traditionally eaten.
For filling: combine cheeses, sugar, and egg. Add cinnamon and raisins.
For batter: Combine flour, water and salt. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Spoon a little batter into a heated, greased 7-inch frying pan (crepe-size), just to coat bottom, tipping to spread it thin. Cook on one side only then turn onto a towel. Place about 1 1/2 tbs. filling on each pancake, roll up, tucking in ends. Bake for 10 minutes at medium heat.
- 1 lb. dry cottage cheese
- 1 small package cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 2-3 tbs. sugar
- raisins (optional)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup water, soda water or milk
- 2 eggs