Wondering how you can incorporate more cheese into your breakfast? The answer is simple: Blintzes. This tasty breakfast item combines all the wonderful things in the world: sunshine, love, rainbows, crepes, cheese and something sweet, lightly fried. Well, maybe not the first few, but these roll-ups are easy to make to boot, and are incredibly versatile.
Blintzes are originally a Russian dish that came to the US with Eastern European Jewish immigrants (who made them even more awesome by adding in sweetened cheese and jam). Smitten Kitchen has a wonderful recipe for blintzes that are easy and adaptable — all you need is a blender, bowl and a frying pan. And of course, ingredients.
Ingredients are the fun part! Fill your thin, tender blintzes with cheese and anything else you’d like. I add a little lemon zest to mine, but a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg would also make a big difference. Because these little pockets of joy are sweet and salty, creamy and light, and soft and crunchy, almost anything sweet is a good addition. Have your favorite jam on hand? Throw it on! If it is apple butter season, try some of that too! If lemon curd is more your style give that a try. The possibilities are endless.
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