I recently had the pleasure of creating a recipe for blintzes for a guest post on my friend Jonathan’s blog, Flavors of Diaspora. Blintzes may be upstaged by their better-known cousin, crepes. However, you’ll find that they’re an equally delicious option. After all, whoever said they wanted less pancake when they could have more?
In addition to veganizing a recipe that is typically based on both dairy and eggs, I decided to add a few updates of my own. Below, you can find an excerpt of the introduction I wrote for the recipe on Jonathan’s site:
Ah blintzes, an oft-overlooked contribution to the Ashkenazi brunch spread. But baked or fried, who can deny the pleasure of eating a stuffed pancake? Common across many cultures, blintzes are an Eastern European answer to crepe envy. With a slightly springy pancake, embracing a warm, and hearty filling, they are a food traditionally eaten for Shavuot, and other holidays where dairy is customary.Ashley, for Flavors of Diaspora
You may think you knew blintzes, but not only are these dairy and egg-free, this filling pulls from the perennially popular spinach artichoke dip. For the full recipe, head to Flavors of Diaspora.
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