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Blintz on Breakfast


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.

Next time you are trying to think of the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch, give blintzes a try. Got a favorite blintz recipe? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Photo Credit: Smitten Kitchen

Virginia Hyde

Virginia Hyde is a southern girl at heart who just moved to Boston to submerge herself in food - mainly cheese, to be honest. Game for any food-related adventure, festival, or gathering, she is ready to share her passion for cheese with others. Virginia is currently working on a Masters in Gastronomy at Boston University.