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Ukrainian Cheese Blintzes

In addition to cheese, blintzes may also be filled with ground meat, potato, or fruit. Danielle Dolinsky, MSLO ad sales coordinator, shares her family's Hanukkah recipe for the traditional pancake dish.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 (213-gram or 15.03-ounce) packages farmer's cheese, or one recipe Homemade Cottage Cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for hands
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of white vinegar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, mix together cheese, eggs, 3/4 cup flour, sugar, and salt. Place baking soda in a small bowl and add vinegar; mixture will fizz. Add baking soda mixture to bowl with cheese mixture. Using a hand-held electric mixer, mix until firm and solid. Stir in raisins.

  2. Step 2

    Place remaining 1/2 cup flour in a small, shallow dish. Working in batches (about four at a time), scoop out cheese mixture using a tablespoon, and, using floured hands, form into a 2 1/4-inch ball. Roll ball in flour mixture and pat using your hands to form a patty shape and remove excess flour.

  3. Step 3

    Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add patties and cook until golden brown, turning once, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011

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Reviews (3)

  • 30 Dec, 2011

    Homemade Polish Farmer's Cheese con't.

    You may need to wait 5 or 10 minutes.
    Line a sieve or colander with a cheesecloth, and pour the milk through the cloth to catch the curds. What is left in the cheesecloth is the Farmer's Cheese. The liquid is the whey. Some people keep the whey and drink it. Gather the cloth around the cheese, and squeeze out as much of the whey as you can. Wrap in plastic, or place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator.

    Hope this helps. ~Henryk

  • 30 Dec, 2011

    Homemade Polish Farmer's Cheese

    Ingredients

    1 gallon whole milk
    1 pinch salt
    1 large lemon, juiced

    Directions

    Pour the milk into a large pot, and stir in a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the milk from scorching on the bottom of the pot.
    When the milk begins to boil (small bubbles will first appear at the edges), turn off the heat. Stir lemon juice into the milk, and the milk will curdle.

  • 21 Dec, 2011

    Please HELP me... the recipe for the Homemade Farmer's Cheese for this recipe (they don't sell it at my grocery!)... I love this ... being able to "communicate" with Martha & staff... want to make this, but need to make the cheese!