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.


  • 2 (213-gram or 15.03-ounce) packages farmer's cheese, or one recipe Homemade Cottage Cheese

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for hands

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Dash of white vinegar

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)


  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. 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. 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.

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