Blintzes or crepes is a traditional Russian dish that people make for breakfast or as an appetizer or just because, especially during the week before Lent. I grew up eating them, this has been my favorite breakfast of all time. You can use different fillings for your blintzes depending on your occasion or your taste. For my family I make blintzes with Nutella and bananas, but for myself I still eat them the traditional way with sour cream and jelly.
Interactive Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 12 blintzes
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk or kefir
1 cup of milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup of boiling water
Mix eggs, sugar and salt together.
Add butter milk and milk, mix it together and then add flour with baking powder.
Mix everything together so there is no lumps. Then add the boiling water.
The consistency of the batter should be like “drinking yogurt”.
Preheat a medium pan. Once the pan is hot you will need to oil it (~1 tbs) I like to use an olive oil, but you can use butter as well. Reduce the heat to medium. The take about 1/2 cup of prepared batter and pour it on the pan. While you pouring it, you will have to move the pan in a circular movement to make sure that the entire pan is covered with a blintz.
Once the edges of the blind start to gain color, turning brown, it is time to flip the blintz using a spatula (it should only take about a minute).
Wait for about minute and take the blintz off the pan. For my Nutella banana blintzes I spread Nutella on a hot Blintz and sliced bananas on half of it.
Then I fold a blintz in a half
and another half.
I do the same with sour cream and jelly. Spread the sour cream and the jelly on top.
Fold it and…