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Sour Cream, Cheese, and Strawberry Blintzes


This recipe is the perfect way to make use of any extra sour cream. Here, learn how to make it from scratch—that extra flavor will shine in these rich, creamy cheese blintzes.

Sour Cream and Cheese Blintzes with Strawberry Sweet Vermouth Sauce
Yields 10
This is no ordinary cheese blintz. Thick strained sour cream blends with creamy ricotta in the filling, and it’s all topped off with a heady strawberry sauce flavored with sweet red vermouth. Serve as a late night indulgence or for a sweet brunch.
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Ingredients
  1. STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  2. 2 cups strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  3. ½ cup granulated sugar
  4. ¼ cup sweet red vermouth
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6.  
  7. BLINTZES:
  8. 1½ cups cultured sour cream
  9. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  10. ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  11. 2 large eggs, room temperature, plus 1 large yolk, divided
  12. ¾ cup clarified butter or coconut oil, divided
  13. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  14. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  15. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. STRAWBERRY SAUCE: Combine strawberries, sugar and sweet vermouth in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and add vanilla. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. The sauce will thicken up a bit more as it cools and even more after refrigeration.
  3. BLINTZES: Place sour cream in a double layer of cheesecloth (or a cheese straining bag) and hang to strain overnight in the refrigerator. The sour cream should be very thick and have released at least a ½ cup of whey. Gently squeeze out any remaining liquid.
  4. Sift together flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together 2 eggs and 1 cup water in a separate bowl. Beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients, whisking thoroughly batter is completely smooth.
  5. Grease a 6-inch non-stick skillet with 1 teaspoon clarified butter set over medium-high. Pour about 3 tablespoons of batter into the skillet, then quickly tilt the pan in a circular motion until batter coats the entire bottom of the skillet. Cook 70 to 90 seconds, or until the bottom of the blintz is just golden and the center is completely dry to the touch. Remove blintz from the pan (do not flip) and transfer to a plate. Cover blintz with a piece of parchment paper. Repeat with remaining batter, stacking prepared blintzes on the plate and separating them with parchment paper.
  6. Cool blintzes once cooked. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, strained sour cream, 1 egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl and use a fork to mix ingredients well.
  7. Place a cooled blintz on a clean surface with the less cooked side facing up. Put 2 tablespoons of filling on the lower part of the blintz, about 1 inch from the edge. Fold the lower edge of the blintz up over the filling. Fold the sides of the blintz inward, as though you’re rolling a burrito. Roll the blintz up and over the filling, tucking the edges in as you roll. Repeat with remaining blintzes and filling.
  8. Pour remaining ½ cup clarified butter into a 12-inch non-stick skillet and warm over medium heat. Do not let butter turn brown or start smoking. Fry blintzes seam side down in batches of 4 or 5, leaving enough space to turn them easily in the pan for 1½ to 2 minutes, or until the bottom of each blintz is golden brown and crispy. Turn blintzes carefully using a spatula, then fry for an additional 1½ to 2 minutes, or until evenly browned on both sides. Drain fried blintzes on paper towels, then serve warm with strawberry sauce.
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Erin Harris

Erin Harris is a classically trained chef who spent time living and working in Italy early in her career. After years of being an enthusiast of fine cheese, Erin studied and trained to become a Certified Cheese Professional through the ACS. Combining her passion for fine food and cheese, today Erin is a cheesemonger and a freelance recipe developer and consultant. In her free time, Erin can be found traveling in search of her next cultural adventure.

2 thoughts on “Sour Cream, Cheese, and Strawberry Blintzes”

  1. Avatar Barbara Church says:

    Hi. I am old and generally dazed and confused about the computer….I would love to print this
    gorgeous recipe, but don’t know how. All I get is “letter head” and blank page. Can you help?
    or just email it to me? bunnymede@gmail.com thank you so much. This surprise substitution
    for Modern Farmer has been entertaining and full of info. Thank you one and all. Barbara Church

    1. Avatar Erika Kubick says:

      Hi Barbara! I just sent you the recipe over email. Enjoy!

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