On March 24 I posted Ratner’s recipe for blintzes, and then promptly went out and purchased frozen blintzes at Trader Joe’s. What a mistake!
Today, I got a refund for the $3.99 spent on those, purchased a 1 lb container of ricotta which I drained of excess liquid, and made the blintzes pretty much according to the Ratner’s recipe.
What worked well – filling a 1/4 cup measuring cup with 3 T of the batter for each one and keeping the next filled cup ready to go as the previous one was frying. What was NOT necessary – a spatula. Remembering how my nana’s production line went, I had my tea towels lined up on an adjacent kitchen counter and simply tapped the pan upside down to release the blintz. I could feel her standing on my shoulders guiding every step.
Here they are cooling, just like they did back in the ’50’s:
And here they are filled – a perfect 18, lucky number. Cannot wait for brunch tomorrow!