Cheese Blintzes

Hey, do you know what holiday is coming up? Valentine’s day! Yes, I know it’s still 1 month away, but for a lot of these brunch dishes, you need to practice a couple times before you make it on the big day.

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You need:

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 6 tbsp cream cheese or mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Few gratings fresh lemon zest
  • 2 egg yolks

How to make this:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat, then let the melted butter brown in the same pan, creating what the French call “nutty butter” with a hint of the sweetness of caramelized sugar
  2. Then in a blender, pour in the milk, eggs, flour and browned butter, then blend the mixture until it becomes smooth
  3. Let the batter chill in a fridge for 30 min to 1 hour
  4. While the batter is chilling, mix ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, fresh lemon zest and egg yolks, whisk it until it turns smooth, then chill it in the fridge
  5. In a 10-inch pan on medium heat, lightly butter the pan, then pour in a ladle of batter, quickly swirl the pan until the batter covers it, cook for about 1 min or until the surface is dry, you can make 10 – 12 crepes with the batter
  6. Place a full tbsp on the edge of the crepe, then fold it like you would fold a burrito(but smaller & more delicate)
  7. Then pan fry them in some butter on medium heat, for about 2 min each
  8. Serve it with some fresh fruit, or any sweet fruit sauce, I used a homemade strawberry coulis
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