Blintzes are thin pancakes filled with all types of flavorings. The most common flavorings are blueberry, cheese, and raspberry. The word ‘blintz’ is actually Ukrainian for ‘pancake,’ but the sweet goodies have been a classic Ashnenazi Jewish delicacy for many centuries. Because it is customary to eat dairy on Shavuot, many families are sure to make cheese blintzes for the holiday. Find a nice serving dish for your blintzes.

Blintz Ingredients:
· eggs, beaten 
· 2 cups water 
· 1 tsp. salt 
· 1 cup flour 
· oil for frying 

Filling Ingredients: 

· 1 lb. small-curd cottage cheese or farmer's cheese (400 gm. white cheese in Israel) 
· 1/4 cup sugar 
· 1 tsp. vanilla 

Blintz Preparation: 

Mix eggs and water. Mix flour and salt in a separate bowl. Whisk flour mixture into egg and water mixture until smooth. If you are having trouble getting it smooth, let it sit for a few minutes and then whisk again. The batter should be thin. If it is too thick, add some more water. Pour a few drops of oil into a frying pan, and heat until the oil is very hot. Pour just enough blintz mixture into the hot oil to lightly cover the pan. Rotate the pan so the batter covers the whole bottom. Cook blintz until the center bubbles and the blintz slides in the pan. Be patient. If you try to turn out a blintz that isn't completely cooked through, it will tear. Turn out blintz from pan onto a plate to cool. Only one side of the blintz needs to be cooked. Continue until all the batter has been used. Stack the blintzes one on top of another on a plate. Be sure to stir the batter before frying a new crepe as the flour might settle at the bottom. 

Filling Preparation: In a bowl, mix cheese, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Taste test to arrive at the right amount of sugar and vanilla for a sweet tasting filling. Put 1-2 tablespoons (depending on the size of the blintz made) of filling in each blintz. Fold one side over, the bottom up and the top down, and then the second side over to form a neat square. 

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