The first time I’d ever had a Cheese Blintz, was last May in San Francisco. We were staying with our friends Jared and Karen for a few days before we were to set out on the road again to visit Josh’s grandparents. At the time, I was only about seven weeks pregnant and the early pregnancy symptoms were starting to set in. I was so relieved to have finally made it to our friend’s house, because it had been such a long and hot drive down to San Francisco that day. Why hot, you ask? Well, we discovered the air conditioning in our car refused to work, making me one hot and cranky momma. All I wanted to do was just sleep – which I was able to do, once we got there and got settled for the night.
The next morning, I woke up to Josh bringing me a delicious latte and having me take a shower so I would be rejuvenated for a day of walking around San Francisco exploring. When I came up the stairs of our dear friend’s house, I was greeted with this delicious aroma I couldn’t place. Karen had made us a delicious breakfast of Cheese Blintzes.
I devoured every morsel on my plate and had seconds! It was so good and I remember raving and thanking Karen so much for making such an amazing breakfast and begging for the recipe. This breakfast is one thing I remember about that visit in San Fran. The other was the amazing generosity and hospitality that our friends poured out to us while we there. That was probably one of my favorite trips, because we had so much fun with them and Karen kept filling our bellies with incredible food. Don’t even get me started on the beer can chicken she grilled for us the night we returned from Los Angeles!
This is a fabulous breakfast to make for a crowd. It’s delicious, filling, and actually very easy to make; it just has to bake for awhile – which is just enough time to make a berry sauce or a fruit salad to go on the side.
- Grease an 8×8 baking dish. (Use a 9×13 baking dish if you double the recipe)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all batter ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine all the filling ingredients and mix well.
- Pour enough batter into your baking dish to cover the bottom. Use less than 1/2 of the batter.
- Top with all of filling
- Top the filling with the rest of the batter
- Bake at least for an hour, but up to an hour and half, so that the mixture isn’t runny.
- Serve with a fruit salad, fruit sauce or jam.
*Note-Adjust the baking times if you double the recipe.