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Honey, orange & cheese blintz pancakes

  • 10-12 filled blintzes

To celebrate the release of KitchenAid's new honey range for 2021, they have shared this delicious pancake recipe with us. Mixers at the ready!

HONEY, ORANGE & CHEESE BLINTZES FOR PANCAKE DAY

Pancake Day is a time for celebration, when the whole family can come together in the kitchen to create an easy batter and test their pancake flipping skills, before dressing the results – perfect or otherwise (it really doesn’t matter).

This year, rather than the usual lemon and caster sugar, why not turn your hand to something a little more substantial  – like these blintzes: thin, rolled, pancakes, filled with honey, orange and soft cheese and then lightly fried.

Here’s a tried and tested recipe using the KitchenAid Artisan K400 blender (and stand mixer for the filling) to create the perfect batter with the turn of a switch.

Recipe courtesy of KitchenAid

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Ingredients

For the batter

  • Whole milk 375ml
  • Large free-range eggs 6
  • Melted butter 56g
  • Honey 2 tbsps
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Flour 180g
  • Cinnamon 3/4 tsp
  • Orange zest 6g

For the cheese filling

  • Cottage cheese 162g
  • Ricotta cheese 246g, Drained
  • Honey 2 tbsps
  • Large free-range egg yolk 1
  • Vanilla 1 tsp
  • Pinch of salt

For serving

  • Orange marmalade
  • Sour cream
  • Honey

Method

  • Step 1

    Make the batter. Place all batter ingredients into the Artisan K400 blender (dry first, then wet). Turn to speed 4 and blend for 10 seconds. Keep the cap on and place the blender jar in the refrigerator to rest the batter for at least 20 minutes before using.

  • Step 2

    Make the crepe wrappers. Heat a 10-inch, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the surface. Pour in about four tablespoons of batter into the hot pan and immediately swirl batter around to coat bottom of pan in a thin, even layer of batter. Cook until the surface looks dry – about a minute. Flip the crepe over and cook briefly to set the other side (no more than 5 seconds). Remove to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

  • Step 3

    Make the cheese filling. Fit the Artisan Stand Mixer with the whisk attachment. Add cheeses, egg yolk, vanilla and salt. Turn mixer speed to 4 and blend mixture for 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Prepare the blintzes. Lay a crepe in front of you. About 1” from the bottom of the crepe, and with about 1” of space on each side, add 2 tablespoons of cheese filling. Fold bottom edge up over filling and flatten slightly. Fold in both sides (to box in the cheese filling), then fold up crepe into a small filled rectangle, ending with the seam on the bottom. Set blintz aside onto your sheet pan, and continue filling the remaining crepes. (NOTE: This step can be done a day ahead and prepared blintzes can be kept on the sheet pan in the refrigerator, covered with plastic.)

  • Step 5

    When ready to eat, melt a bit of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Gently place 2-3 blintzes in pan, cover and cook for 2- 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a spatula to gently turn the blintzes (be careful to slide the spatula in the same direction of the bottom seam to prevent opening the bottom of the blintz when turning), cover again, and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve warm with sour cream and orange marmalade.

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