Recipe By Fr4v4shi
Rating
Published Jun 19th
Orange Blintzes
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional 1h Ready In 2h
Servings 12 blintzes Calories 610.9

Delicious, subtle orange flavor highlights this old world favorite. Whether for holidays or if I need a ticket out of the doghouse, my wife loves these and eats ’em about as fast as I can make ’em. Don’t be scared, blintzes are actually very easy to make. They fill the house with a unique baking/frying smell which shouts, Comfort food is on the way! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (16 ounce) package small curd cottage cheese
  • 5 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of orange zest, salt, and flour in a small bowl. Combine milk and yogurt in a separate bowl. Stir in olive oil and mix until smooth. Beat 4 eggs in a large bowl, then add orange juice. Stir in the yogurt mixture followed by the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. Allow batter to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. 2 Beat 1 egg with 3 tablespoons of sugar, then add butter and cottage cheese, mixing until smooth. Stir in the bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of orange zest. Refrigerate until the batter is ready.
  3. 3 Lightly butter a 6 inch skillet, and heat over medium heat. For each crepe, pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet, and immediately rotate the skillet until the batter evenly coats the bottom in a thin layer. Cook until the top of the crepe is no longer wet and the bottom has turned light brown. Run a spatula around the edge of the skillet to loosen; flip the crepe, and cook until the other side has turned light brown. Stack the crepes in a clean kitchen towel, placing waxed paper between each.
  4. 4 Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling onto the golden side of the crepe. Roll the crepe up and repeat until all the blintzes are made. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and fry 4 to 5 blintzes at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 610.9
  • Carbohydrate 55.5 g
  • Cholesterol 281.8 mg
  • Fat 30.8 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 27.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.8 g
  • Sodium 1057 mg
  • Sugar 22.5 g

Reviews

  1. Very tasty, just has a lumpy filling - I would blend it and use 1/2 cream cheese next time.
  2. I must keep this recipe because it's fabulous! All the more I can say is "Have Mercy!"
  3. I made two minor changes: In batter I used plain yogurt with a tsp sugar and a splash of vanilla. In the filling I used only 2/3 C of cottage cheese (all I had left) and used graham cracker crumbs. Even with less cottage cheese I had a lot of filling left over and had - Read more ...
  4. I am going to try subbing matzah meal for the flour and bread crumbs. I love the texture of these blintzes.