How to Cook Blueberry Blintzes

How to Cook Blueberry Blintzes

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 50 mins

Ingredients needed to make Blueberry Blintzes:

For the crepes:

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Icing sugar, for dusting

For the filling:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scrap out the seeds

For the sauce:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 ½ tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt

Cooking instructions for Blueberry Blintzes:

  • To make the crepe batter, crack the eggs in a medium bowl, along with milk, 2 tbsp melted butter and ½ cup of water.
  • Whisk them all together until well combined and set aside.
  • Toss the flour and salt together and sift the mixture into the egg mixture.
  • Fold it into the mixture and eat them together to form a uniform, smooth batter; set aside.
  • To make the sauce, add a knob of butter into a saucepan and heat until it melts.
  • Dump the blueberries into it, along with the sugar, cornstarch as well as a splash of lemon juice and heat it over moderately low flame until it starts boiling gently.
  • Lower the heat and bring it to a simmer, while stirring often, until the berries soften and break down to ooze out juices; this will take about 10 minutes.
  • For the filling, pulse the cream and cottage cheese, vanilla seeds and sugar in a food processor to form a smooth puree.
  • Fold in the blueberries and set aside.
  • To make the crepes, whisk the oil and 3 tbsp of the melted butter in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat an 8’’ skillet over moderate heat and grease with a lashing of the butter-oil blend.
  • Empty ¼ cup of the batter and spread it into a medium circle.
  • Cook one side for about a minute or two, until it browns lightly.
  • Flip it over and cool the other side in a similar fashion.
  • Place it on a clean working surface and make the other crepes in a similar fashion, using rest of the batter.
  • Spoon a couple of tbsp of the filling lengthwise, along one side of the crepe and fold the other side over the stuffing, tucking the sides in to make a cylinder.
  • Place it in a plate, with the seam side facing down and stuff rest of the crepes similarly.
  • Pour rest of the butter-oil blend into a separate pan and heat it over moderate flame.
  • Fry one side of the crepes in batches for a couple of minutes before flipping it over to fry the other sides for another 2 minutes or until it turns crispy golden brown.
  • Place a couple of fried crepes into each serving plate and drizzle the prepared, warm sauce over it.
  • Dust the icing sugar over each serving and serve.

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