Blintzes always look so irresistible simply because it’s made from a thin like crepe pancake which I like and then stuffed with a cheese filling, which I love. You can fry this babies up or simply brush them with some melted butter and bake till it crisped up and served it with some fresh whipped cream or fresh fruit. Now, you may enjoy this either sweet or savory and most of the time the filling is cheese and sometimes with chocolate.
I love making this for breakfast and sometimes I even serve this as a dessert. This kinda reminds me like a delicate version of a burrito only you can’t really fold it up like an eggroll. The idea is to tug in the sides so that the creamy cheese filling don’t ooze out while you fry or bake it. I usually place it on a sheet pan line with silpat or a non-stick baking paper then lightly brush it with some melted butter and pop it in a preheated oven on 400 degree F for about 20 minutes or until it is nice and crispy.
Making your own crepes can be sometimes be daunting and it can also be a lot of fun. Usually the first crepe is always the one that lets you down (kinda like your first love) and after you get pass that, the rest would be a breeze. I normally make the batter a head of time and let it rest in the fridge for an hour or so; that way the crepes will develop a better texture. You can start making the crepes ahead of time and then stack it on a plate and then you want to cover it with a clean dish towel to prevent it from drying.
As for the filling, you can add almost anything you want. My favorite is a mix of ricotta, cream cheese with a couple of egg yolk, vanilla beans and powdered sugar. I have also tried using cottage cheese with a mix of blueberries and sometimes, banana and some chocolate. Yes, it is all pretty darn yummy.