Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cheese Blintzes

Looking at ideas for a potluck, I found this on allrecipies.com and it looked interesting and different.

Cheese Blintzes recipe is here.

They don't seem like true blintzes, since it uses a shortcut of sliced bread. But it seemed pretty easy as a finger food and I like trying new tastes.

Using an entire loaf of white bread, cut off the crusts for each slice.

TIP: Save the crusts to make a meatloaf with some ground beef.

Cutting off the crusts

Next you flatten each slice with a rolling pin. I don't have one yet, so I use a large bottle.
Works just as well!

Flattened bread slices

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

Sugar and Cinnamon mixture

Mix the room temperature cream cheese, milk and vanilla in a large separate bowl.

Filling mixed

Spread the filling generously on each slice and roll up. Cut off the ends if you want to make it look nice. I also cut each piece in two, so they would be smaller.

Filling spread

Blintz rolled up with the ends cut off

The whole batch

Dip each blintz in melted butter and roll in the sugar cinnamon mixture.

The video cuts a little bit short. I ran out of memory in the card. You get the idea though.

Put all the blintzes on a cookie sheet. I love parchment paper. So easy for no sticking!!!

Prepared to go into the oven

Put into the pre-heathed oven at 350F for 10 minutes.

Coming out of the oven

Serve them with a dollop of sour cream. They're not an overly sweet desert. A little bit tart.

EDIT: They went like CRAZY! Everyone seemed to love them. And they never knew that the cream cheese and the sour cream were low-fat. Shhhhhh! ;)


  1. I would just put a little smiley face on your hands and talk using the little mouth.

  2. That would be funny.

    If someone else spoke for me. :P