Traditionally, cheese blintzes are filled with farmer's cheese.  Because this is difficult to find, modern recipes use cottage cheese instead.  This makes a very runny filling, however, even if small curd cottage cheese is used.  So if you can find farmer's cheese, do try the following recipe, which is much better.  I made it up myself, so feel free to vary the proportions of the cheeses to suit your taste.

Larger Batter Recipe:

4 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. sugar

Proceed according to directions for blintz wrappers.  This will make 18-19 wrappers, just the right amount for the following filling.

More Traditional Filling:

2 packages farmer's cheese (7.5 oz. each)
1 3-oz. package cream cheese
4-8 oz. small curd cottage cheese
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Crumble farmer's cheese into a medium mixing bowl.  Soften cream cheese in microwave (or have at room temp).  Mix all ingredients and divide filling among blintz wrappers.  Then fill as directed for regular cheese blintzes.

This will make 18-19 blintzes, enough for 5-6 servings.

Jewish Recipes

Return to Recipe Page


"November," from the 2001 Jewish Art Calendar, by Mickie Caspie, © 2000
This image is copyright and should not be copied without the artist's permission
Background design by SilverBerch, copyright © 2001