Simple Cheese Blintz Crepes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce9:59 PM
I haven't had a blintz in years. Part of the reason is because I'm terrified of trying to make my own crepes! I came across this yummy recipe over at The Sisters Dish and adapted it to my liking. With the fresh blueberries I picked up at Walmart, it was so delicious!
First, the ingredients for the crepes:
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3 T butter (melted)
- 2 T white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth. You will want the batter very runny with no lumps. On a medium skillet, rub then end of a stick of unsalted butter around to cover the surface, then scoop enough of the batter onto the pan to cover completely and form a thin pancake-like shape. Cook until the edges are a bit golden, flip over with a spatula and cook on the other side until cooked through. Both sides should be a golden brown.
Set all of the crepes aside when you've made them. I like to cover with a towel to keep them warm. Now you can make your filling.
You will need:
- 1/2 cottage cheese (small curd)
- 1/2 cup softened cream cheese (or 1/2 regular sized box)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 t vanilla
Mix all of this together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Now, it's time to make your homemade blueberry topping! This is Sooooo easy; you'll never buy a premade sauce again!
First, rinse your whole blueberries and pick out any bruised or rotten ones. (If you use them the same or next day, you shouldn't lose any.) Dump 1-2 cups into a small saucepan and add 1/4 cup water and about 1/4 cup white sugar.
Cook over medium-high heat until the water turns blue and the berries soften. (Don't cook too long, or you will have the insides of the berries coming out all over the place!) When you're content with how the berries have cooked, add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons cold water and stir it into the hot blueberry mixture. Keep stirring until desired thickness. Remove from heat and set aside.
Now, it's time to assemble those blintzes! First, start with a crepe, and place it onto a serving plate. Spoon a desired amount of warmed cheese filling into the middle. (I microwaved the filling for 1 minute to get it warm but not hot!) Tuck in the ends and roll the crepe over onto itself. Roll again until the seam is on the bottom.
Now, drizzle with as much of that yummy homemade blueberry sauce as you wish!
You can find fresh blueberries at your local Walmart now. I would recommend a few tips when shopping:
1. Buy the smallest container you can at a time for the recipe you're making. If you have 5 kids, like me, and they love blueberries, you can never buy too large a container. (We mix them into oatmeal, onto fresh salads, or as a side.) Blueberries can spoil quickly, however, so if you won't need many, stick with the smallest container.
2. Watch for opened containers. Sometimes, people spill them when rummaging through to find the "perfect" package. If in doubt as to whether all the berries are there, place the container on a scale. You should come close to the advertised weight.
3. Only rinse them as you eat them. Avoid rinsing the entire package unless you will eat them right away. Extra moisture can make them mold fast.
(Linked up to Tuesday's Table, Try a New Recipe Tuesday, Kids in the Kitchen, Delicious Dish Tuesday)
As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.