blintz [blints, blint-suh] noun
Thin, crepe-like pancakes folded into a rectangular shape and filled with cheese or fruit. Eastern European in origin and made popular by Jewish immigrants in the U.S., blintz filling is often cottage or farmer’s cheese, while the fruit may be cherries or blueberries. They are folded into a rectangular envelope shape and then sautéed in butter (or clarified butter) or baked in a casserole.
Served warm with sour cream, these make a fabulous breakfast or brunch dish. Sometimes a blintz recipe with cheese is served with fruit compote or sauce on top. Cheese blintzes are popular during the religious holiday of Shavuot, along with other dairy-based foods.