Cherry Cheese Blintzes

posted by strawflower 07-24-99 9:42 AM

Cherry Cheese Blintzes
from The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook

12 blintzes, recipe follows
18 oz. creamed cottage cheese
3-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Cherry Sauce (recipe follows)

Prepare the blintzes (recipe below).

About 30 minutes before serving: In a small bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cottage cheese, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract till smooth.

Spread about a tablespoon of mixture on each blintz to within 1/2 inch of edge. Fold 2 sides of each blintz slightly toward the center then roll in opposite direction, jelly-roll fashion.

Prepare Cherry Sauce (recipe follows) in cook-and-serve skillet; add filled blintzes. Over low heat, simmer 10 minutes to heat through.

Yield: 6 servings

Cherry Sauce:
2/3 cup boiling water
1 pound sweet cherries, pitted
1/4 cup sugar

In 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, in boiling water, heat cherries to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or till tender. During last minute of cooking, add sugar. (Can also be served over waffles or pancakes).

Shirley's Blintzes:
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Mix together milk, butter and eggs. Add flour and baking powder. Grease the griddle or frying pan because these will stick easily. Fry thin pancakes using 1/2 cup of the blintz mixture for each , over medium heat. Beat mixture before each blintz and grease griddle each time.

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