Russian style cheese blintzes - delicious crepes filled with sweet cheese. Perfect for breakfast or brunch. In this recipe you can use any kind of soft cheese that you like, ricotta cheese, cream cheese or even mascarpone.
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS
For The Batter:
1½ cups (190g) flour
1½ tbsp sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup (180ml) milk
1 cup (240ml) soda water (sparkling water) or regular water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
For The Filling:
11oz (310g) cream cheese/mascarpone or ricotta cheese for healthier version
2½-3 tbsp sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla paste
1/4 (40g) cup raisins
Butter for frying
Powdered sugar and syrup maple for topping
1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar and salt. Add milk, soda water, oil and vanilla. whisk until smooth.
2. heat a nonstick pan over medium heat, pour in about 1/4 cup batter. Immediately swirl the batter around to coat bottom of pan. Cook the until the bottom is light brown about 1-2 min. Flip and cook the other side until light brown, about 30-60 sec. Repeat with remaining batter.
3. make the filling: in a medium bowl place cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla paste and raisins. Mix well.
4. put 2 tablespoons of the filling on each Blintzes. Fold and roll. 5. melt 1-2 tablespoons over medium heat and fry until golden brown (optional).
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