06 June, 2008

One step closer to the perfect blintzes

Location: ma's recipe box
Mood: jubilant, yet cautious

Just received this email from my dad:


Hi Bob
You may be in luck.
I went through 2 boxes of 3 by 5 cards that Ma accumulated over 50 years or so and found just one handwritten recipe for blintzes (Ma's handwriting).

I can't be certain that it was Nana's recipe except for one maybe very important clue:
I always remember that one of the three cheeses Nana used was FARMERS CHEESE and that is part of this recipe.

So here goes . . I will give it to you just as it is written:

BLINTZES (makes 10)

FILLING (3 dozen):
1 lb cottage cheese
1/2 lb farmers cheese
1/2 lb Temptee cheese
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Put in Blender
Add sour cream if too dry

6 eggs
1 cup water
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp cool melted butter
Put in Blender

I don't understand the apparent contradiction of "makes 10" after the word Blintzes at the top and "3 dozen" under the word Filling. The quantities would seem to support the larger number?

I remember Nana making the thin dough in a small (maybe 6" fry pan?) for each blintze.

Hope this works for you. GOOD LUCK!
Let me know how they came out.



[Edna, is this the same as the recipe that you have??]

1 comment:

  1. Certain recipes are considered to be "family secrets", possibly shared with one or two people in a lifetime, while still omitting a couple of vital ingredients. They are never, ever meant for viewing on tacky blogs such as Mike Feeble Speaks. Nana's probably turning over in her grave as I type.