This is what my kitchen looked like last weekend when I had it all to myself, I made about 4 different recipes, and this one about blintzes was the one I had some thoughts on. Let's just say it was one of the oddest I have tried so far this year.
The ingredients were such an odd mixture....
- mascarpone or cottage cheese
- lemon peel
- anise seed
- baking powder
- egg white
- more milk
- egg yolk
- walnut oil or hazelnut oil
Have you ever smelled anise seed before? It smells wonderful, almost like a flower.
For the filling, I used cottage cheese instead of mascarpone cheese. Maybe that was the wrong way to go? Probably should have used mascarpone cheese because I'm not a huge fan of the cottage cheese, but it was easier to find so that's what I went with. Live and learn right?
The actual blintzes cooked like pancakes and I made the mistake of trying one before it had any filling on it and I was not impressed. But I thought, wait until the filling gets added and see how that tastes. For the blintzes, the recipe called for walnut oil or hazelnut oil. I could not find either! So I used what I already had on hand, extra virgin olive oil. I could see the extra virgin olive oil kinda floating not all mixing up. I probably royally screwed this up using different oil.....but trying things out is how I become better in the kitchen!
The look of the blintzes reminded me of pastry's a little bit. The dough was very thin, and didn't crumble apart like a pancake would. Again, this whole recipe was very odd for me. And please, don't base my opinion on whether you try this or not. I'm one of the world's pickiest eaters, but branching out more and more....slowly....but more and more.
(Recipe found on Better Homes & Garden)