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Les Petits Chefs make cheese blintzes with Adell Shneer

Adell Shneer is amazing. Not only does she have the patience to cook with little boys using only rudimentary equipment in a science lab but she does it all with good humour and a smile on her face.  This is her third visit with Les Petits Chefs (you can read about her first visit here and her second visit here) and only a couple of weeks ago, she helped me with my huge “Pass it on” cooking class for Food Revolution Day).

This time around, Adell wanted to give the boys a little taste of her Jewish heritage by showing them how to make Cheese Blintzes.  Quite serendipitously, it also happened to be Shavuot where dairy is eaten (you can read one version of why dairy is eaten on Shavuot here).  Blintzes are basically a thin pancake in this case,  filled with pressed dry cottage cheese mixed with egg yolks and sugar.  After filling and rolling the blintzes, you fry them to cook the cheese/ egg yolks.  Traditionally served with applesauce, we served ours with blueberry jam and Greek yogurt.

We were missing 7 Petits Chefs off on a field trip, so the remaining boys worked collectively to make the pancake batter and filling. On a day when it was super hot and muggy in a room with no airconditioning, this was a great choice!

Adell showing the boys how to crack eggs!

Making pancake batter for blintzes

Adell helps the boys separate the egg yolks from the whites

Getting busy with the crêpe pans

Crêpes à go-go!

Making the filling for cheese blintzes

Adell shows the boys how to fill and roll the blintzes

Frying up blintz-y goodness!

To be honest, I had never had a blintz ever in my life (and didn’t get one on Monday!) but with the leftover ingredients, I plan to make these very very soon (as in – on the weekend!). So easy, so tasty and so much fun!

Thanks Adell for bearing with over-excited little boys in the heat!  We can’t wait for you to come back in the fall!

You can find the recipe for the United Bakers Cheese Blintzes here.

I’m pretty chuffed to announce one of my Petits Chefs, Kieran, won my Food Revolution Cookbook giveaway with his comment that he is standing up for REAL FOOD by “passing it on.” Go Kieran. I am sure with a copy of the Food Revolution Cookbook, you will continue to rock the kitchen though the summer!



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12 Responses to Les Petits Chefs make cheese blintzes with Adell Shneer

  1. Belinda @zomppa May 30, 2012 at 07:18 #

    Y-y-y-y-yummy!! Man! How to get a plate of these!

  2. Steph@stephsbitebybite May 30, 2012 at 12:22 #

    How fun is this!! I need to find a class like this!

  3. Jill Colonna May 30, 2012 at 12:50 #

    This is the first time I’ve seen or heard of blinzes – they look fabulously tasty. I so admire what you’re doing here, teaching these boys how to cook; in a science lab; in a sweltering heat; and that everyone enjoyed themselves and went home feeling so proud what they’d done? That’s brilliant. Great change to pancakes!

  4. veronica gantley May 30, 2012 at 14:18 #

    I love blinzes! Yours looks fabulous.

  5. Paula May 30, 2012 at 18:00 #

    I have never heard of cheese blintzes so I really enjoyed this post. Always amazed (when I see the little hot plate) how you and Les Petits Chefs manage to turn out the wonderful dishes you do semester after semester.

  6. Geoff May 30, 2012 at 18:20 #

    I’d heard of blintzes… rather, I’d heard the word and I knew it had Jewish connections but I had no idea what it actually was.
    These little guys are pathfinders – even if they don’t know it.

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