Travel, Food, and Slices of Life



So many cultures have a dish that uses a thin pancake; the French have the crepe, I enjoyed palacinke in Croatia with my friend Carol, and my friend with Hungarian heritage often makes Palacsinta for me when I visit.

In Croatia,  Sam ready to dig in

In Croatia, Sam ready to dig in

My mom rarely made us blintzes and told us how difficult it was to make the crepes, but the trick is the pan. If you have a pan of a good weight that is seasoned well, the finished crepe will slide off easily when you lift the edges carefully.

So, this morning, to send my sister on her way back to the coast with love, I made blintzes, using farmer cheese from the local market for the filling, applesauce and a cinnamon syrup I made and Oregon made vanilla yogurt for a tangy topping to all that sweet yumminess.

From Joan Nathan’s The Jewish Holiday Kitchen

Prepare your filling: You can grate 1/4 pound of farmers cheese, 7mix with 1 egg yolk, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. You can add in 1/4 cup of raisins or craisins if you like.


Alternatively,  prepared cherry or blueberry filling make a great filling.


For the crepes:

Beat 3 eggs with 1 cup of milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of oil.  Stir in 3/4 cup of flour.

Heat a very small amount of butter in a 6-inch skillet. Use a ladle to put in enough of the batter to coat the pan, tilting the pan to help the batter cover the bottom, then pour any excess back into the bowl.6

It takes only a very short time for the bottom to brown. Use a silicon spatula or another flat wide spreader to lift the edges of the pancake from the pan. Flip the pan over a dish and the crepe will fall off.

Put two tablespoons of filling in the center of the brown side of the crepe.


Fold the top part down, the bottom part up, and then fold in the two sides to make a neat rectangle.1

After all blintzes are prepared, put a small amount of butter in the pan and brown the blintzes, warming the filling.3

Top with sauce and/or sour cream or yogurt and enjoy!2


Author: GoingPlaces Can-Do Zero Waste

I moved to McMinnville a few years ago and was impressed with its friendliness and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. I write several blogs. GoingPlacesLivingLife is my personal blog related to travel, food and just general thoughts. Can-Do Real Food tells about my business processing local produce from small farms and preserving it by canning and dehydrating. The concept of Zero Waste appeals to me because we can truly reduce what gets tossed into the landfill with very small changes in our lifestyle. Join us.

2 thoughts on “Blintzes!!!!

  1. For some reason, your blog isn’t showing up in my WordPress Reader. I’m really sorry I haven’t been reading your posts – I just realized it. 😦

    Have you changed your settings, etc? I don’t understand why your blog isn’t on my Reader 😦

  2. They were so very good!!!! I enjoyed the sweet and not so sweet flavors! Definitely made with LOVE!!! Thank you!

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