Simple ingredients make simply delicious blintzes

Recipe Finder

October 07, 1998|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Sun Staff

Rhoda A. Barry of Fayetteville, N.C., requested a recipe for Jewish blintzes made with "farmers' cheese and with all-natural ingredients. It's not low-cal," she wrote.

Her answer came from Eileen Creeger of Pikesville, who wrote, "For years my mom has been the 'blintz maven' in the family. Below is her recipe (which may have been my grandmother's) that even a non-maven like me can make."

Blintzes With Farmers' Cheese

Serves 4 as breakfast entree

BATTER:

2 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1 cup water

pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

FILLING:

2 eggs

12 to 14 ounces farmers' cheese

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

To make the batter, beat the eggs and flour together. Gradually add the water, salt and vanilla. Using a 6- to 7-inch frying pan, greased lightly with butter, pour approximately 1/4 cup batter evenly in pan. Swirl to spread in a thin layer.

Fry approximately 3 minutes and turn out onto a cloth. Depending on size of pan, batter should make about a dozen pancakes.

Mix together filling ingredients, place spoonful on pancake and roll up. Fry blintzes in butter or bake in oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, turning once.

Tester Laura Reiley's comments: "My batter made only about 8 large pancakes, and I felt that they were a little gummy without being turned to cook briefly on the other side. The finished blintzes were very good, though. Born of such simple ingredients, they were very flavorful and rich. We topped ours (which we baked) with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but they would have been delicious topped with fruit as well."

Recipe requests

* Nancy Richmond of Baltimore is seeking a recipe for Cajun Chicken Fettuccine.

* Jackie Livermont of Rapid City, S.D., has lost a recipe for a chocolate cake that she made and enjoyed some 47 years ago. "I've searched for this for years," she wrote. "It is a cake made with cocoa powder and which contained a cup of buttermilk. The very last addition was a cup of hot water or coffee, which made the batter very thin."

* Pat Maslack of Hill City, S.D., says she has searched for her mother's coleslaw recipe for years. "As I recall, Mom cooked it and I think she folded the whites of eggs in later. I do know the slaw was yellowish in color and had a pleasant sweet/sour taste. I would appreciate help from you."

* Helen Illig of Ebensburg, Pa., wrote, "My friend and I were talking about a boiled apple dumpling which her grandmother made. We'd love to have the recipe."

* Elaine Brown of Castle Rock, Wash., would also like to have an apple dumpling recipe. "I would like to have the recipe which was served at the Woolworth lunch counter years ago. It is the sauce I really need. I've tried to make it, but it never really turns out right."

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request for a hard-to-find recipe, write to Ellen Hawks, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. If you send in more than one recipe, please put each on a separate sheet of paper with your name, address and daytime phone number. Important: Please list the ingredients in order of use, and note the number of servings each recipe makes. Letters may be edited for clarity.

Pub Date: 10/07/98

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