A blintz is a type of thin pancake filled with sweet or savory ingredients and then folded and fried or baked until crisp. Blintzes originated in Eastern Europe and can be found in Russian, Jewish, Ukrainian, and Polish cuisines. The filling can range from cream cheese, cottage cheese, or ricotta cheese to fruit preserves or meat.
To make a blintz, a thin crepe-like batter is made by whisking together eggs, milk, flour, and salt. The batter is then ladled onto a hot non-stick pan and cooked until the edges start to curl and the surface sets. Once cooked, the blintz is usually filled with the chosen filling and then folded into a rectangular shape before being fried in butter until golden brown on both sides.
Blintzes are most commonly served as a breakfast or brunch dish, often topped with fresh fruit, sour cream, or syrup. They can also be served as a dessert, usually with sweetened fruit on top. Overall, a homemade blintz is a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed by everyone.