Apple Blintz for Breakfast

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I had the chance to visit my dad and sister in California before the summer’s end. In the morning, I would be awake before everyone else, in part because of the jet lag, and Arlo was ready to rise at about 5 am. Hunger strikes me in a serious way at about 7 pm. My thoughts were exactly this: pancakes, no waffles, no crepes….When Sara arose and we decided to join forces, she informed me that the consequences of putting my whipped cream cheese inside of the crepe would make a Blintz. Yes please.

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Some pink tart apples are finely chopped, squeezed with lemon, and accompanied by some fresh strawberries in skillet.

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For 8 crepes combine 1 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup water, a dash of salt, 1/2 cup milk, 2 table spoons of butter melted. Make sure you butter the surface very well with each crepe. This is very important.

Sara was a crepe master and cooked them to perfection – not too thin so you can flip them.Plan in screwing up the first one. But as in all things in life…learn from your mistakes.

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The tart fruit filling is not incredibly sweet because it is complimented by a sweet whipped cream cheese filling and powdered sugar. I don’t like to over cook it, so there is a slightly crisp texture.

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2 cups of heavy whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of cream cheese, a couple of dollops of sour cream, a drizzle of vanilla extract, and 4 tablespoons of softened butter. Whip it good.

IMG_3530Sara demonstrating her exceptional talent at cooking breakfast while still asleep.

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Build your own blintz…fruits and whipped cream cheese in the center – don’t overfill.

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This dish reminds me of California, light, airy and colorful. Fold over and dust with powdered sugar. Eat while warm. Don’t let baby have any (:

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