alexandria's StoryMy heritage is Russian & Ukrainian and this was my Grandma's recipe for her famous Blini. My grandma would have these every time I would come to her house to visit and the smell was amazing. My grandma has passed on to a better place and I, along with my husband & 5 children have bought my grandparents house & now live where the memories were made. I make these for every special occasion and family even that we have, Please enjoy!
flour plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/2 c
oil or cooking spray for frying
farms/pot cheese or cottage cheese
1To make the Blini shells the first step is to mix the dry ingredients(flour & sugar).Beat eggs well, Add milk to eggs. Then add to dry ingredients a little at a time, beating well. Batter will be smooth like pancake batter. Using a 7 inch skillet that has been lightly oiled/sprayed, pour thin layer of batter to cover bottom of pan. Fry till light in color, frying only the one side. Remove to a plate to cool before filling
2To make cheese filling place all the filling ingredients(cheese, eggs & sugar) in a blender or food processor & mix well.
****You can also fill the shells with Applesauce, Apricot, Prune or Poppyseed filling as well.
3To make Blini, place a shell on a cutting board or counter top. Place about 2 tablespoons of filling into the center of the non fried side and spread evenly creating a line in that center leaving about an inch at each end. Roll over until log forms and place in a buttered baking dish.(Be careful not to over lap the Blini) Take a spoon & run the back of the spoon through the sour cream and then spread a thin layer evenly over top of each Blini. Now Place a few pats of butter over top the prepared Blini Pan, then sprinkle with cinnamon & lightly dust with powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm & enjoy
Amy Scotti absdvlsfan - Jun 8, 2010
I must try these! I'm of Jewish heritage and we call these "blintzes" , the cheese ones are one of my favorites. The shells are similar to how I make manicotti shells!
Robin DuPree robdupree - Jun 10, 2010
I have never had these before, I can not wait to try! Thanks!
Denise Jovovich ILuvTheShore - Jun 10, 2010
I was wondering what pot cheese is, being I dont like cottage cheese?
alexandria clark mommylovex5 - Jun 10, 2010
Pot Cheese is a mild white cheese made from curds of soured skim milk. I don't like cottge cheese either but I love these. They filling doesn't taste like cottage cheese at all!
Debra Pace recipebook - Jun 20, 2010
I hope when I make these that they turn out correctly. They look like they are sooo delicious!! And recipe reads as tho they are . I have got to make em most definitely!!!!