Betty mae siegel's blintzes - country cooking

Yield: 8 blintzes

Measure Ingredient
1 1-lb carton dry cottage cheese
2 larges Egg yolks, wel1-beaten
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 cup Unsifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Milk
2 larges Eggs plus 2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine, softened
½ teaspoon Salt all wel1-beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
Sour cream or applesauce, or cinnamon and sugar (opt.)

FILLING

CREPES

1 Prepare Filling: In large bowl, using potato masher or 2 forks, mash cottage cheese, beaten egg yolks, sugar, butter, and salt together until smooth. Set aside.

2. Prepare Crepes: In large bowl, using whisk, mix flour and salt; beat in milk, whole eggs, and egg whites until smooth. Using a 10-inch skillet, for each crepe, heat a very small amount of oil in pan until hot. Pour ⅓ C of crepe batter into pan; tip pan from side to side until batter covers bottom of pan. Fry until crepe just begins to brown on one side; flip crepe over with spatula and fry until just browned on second side. Repeat to make 7 more crepes.

Stack crepes with sheets of waxed paper between each one and let cool.

3. Heat oven to 350'F. Place about a ¼ C Filling in each crepe and fold as an envelope-fold the bottom up, the sides in, and the top down-to form a blintz. Then grease a pan or baking dish with a little butter or margarine. Arrange blintzes in pan in single layer and cover with sheet of aluminum foil or a sturdy lid.

4. Bake blintzes 30 minutes or until puffed and centers feel firm when gently touched. Serve plain or, if desired, with sour cream or applesauce, or cinnamon and sugar.

Note: Blintzes may be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to a month before using.

Country Cooking/Summer/94 Scanned & fixed by Di and Gary

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