Cheese Blintz with Fresh Strawberries and 21 Other Cheese Recipes


Cheese glorious cheese, makes everything scrumptious! If you were around in the 80’s I’m sure you will remember that song from a commercial for the Nation Cheese Board.

Well, today is a celebration of that cheese glorious cheese, it’s national cheese day! It’s such a versatile ingredient and these are so many varieties. It can be used in a savory dish or even in a sweet dish.

Well, I am sharing a brand new recipe to celebrate this wonderful day along with 21 other tasty ways to enjoy this fabulous ingredient. First up is an awesome blintz recipe topped with fresh strawberries. Then I have a list of other fabulous recipes from the #celebratingfoodholiday bloggers along with some from mi archives. It’s just full of cheesy goodness. Check them all out below!

Cheese Blintz with Fresh Strawberries | realmomkitchen.com

Cheese Blintz with Fresh Strawberries
 
Ingredients
  • Crepes:
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 Tbsp melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups flour
  • Cheese Filling:
  • 1¾ cups (16 oz container) cottage cheese
  • 2 cups (15 oz container) ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Fresh strawberry topping:
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. For the crepes, combine all of the ingredients together and whisk to make a smooth batter.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer, in order to relax the gluten.
  3. Heat an 8-inch skillet until a drop of water skips across the pan.
  4. Lightly grease the pan with butter, and pour a just under ¼-cupful of batter into the middle.
  5. Tilt and rotate the pan until batter completely coats the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook until the crepe is opaque and set. Transfer "uncooked" side down to a sheet pan or rack to cool.Place a sheet or wax paper or parchment paper in between each crepe.
  7. Cheese Filling:
  8. In a colander lined with cheesecloth, let the cottage cheese and ricotta cheese drain for 1½ to 2 hours, pressing down lightly occasionally.
  9. For a smoother, creamier filling, blend all of the ingredients in a food processor. For a more traditional, grainier filling, simply mash the cottage cheese with a fork, and stir in the remaining ingredients. (This is what I did)
  10. Place 2 rounded teaspoons filling on the cooked side of each crepe. Place the filling about 2 inches from the top of the crepe, fold the sides in, fold the top down, then loosely roll the crepe into a log. Set aside.
  11. In a bowl, combine the strawberry topping ingredients together and let stand for 20 minutes.
  12. Heat a medium-sized frying pan, and spray with oil spray.
  13. Cook the blintzes until they're lightly browned on each side and heated through. Serve topped with the strawberry toppings. Serves 7.
Notes
Blintz can be made ahead of time up to browning in the skillet. When ready to serve, brown in the pan and serve.

Recipe adapted from A Muse in My Kitchen.

21 cheese recipes | realmomkitchen.com #nationalcheeseday

 

Recipes from #CelebratingFoodHoliday Bloggers (pictured above)

Cheddar Broccoli Soup from Ashlee Marie
Cheesy Garlic Bread from Life Made Simple Bakes
Stuffed Cheese Buns from The Baker Upstairs
Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Creations by Kara
Fromage Fort (Cheese Spread) from Foodie with Family
One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini from Yellow Bliss Road
Cheesy Pesto Bread from Gather for Bread
Instant Pot Cheesy Enchilada Rice from 365 Days of Crock Pot

More Recipes from Real Mom Kitchen

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad
String Cheese Manicotti
Strawberry Blue Cheese Salad
Ham and Cheese Tortellini
Chicken and Cheese Tortilla Pie
Pesto Mac and Cheese
Ham and Cheese Picnic Sandwiches
Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Rolls
Ham and Cheese Omelet Roll
Cheesy Baked Eggs
Watermelon Mint and Feta Salad
English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

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