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Blintz is a popular traditional Jewish cigar-shaped filled pancake similar to crepe of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, that is commonly filled with farmer's cheese or fruit, and is traditionally served for Shavuot, and less commonly for Chanukah, and other Jewish holidays[1].

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Traditional cheese blintzes topped with blackberry compote
Alternative namesBlintzes
TypeJewish cuisine
Place of originThe United States, Israel, other countries with a significant remaining Jewish population
Created byAshkenazi Jewish community of Central and Eastern Europe
Serving temperatureHot, traditionally with sour cream or fruit compote
Main ingredientsFlour, water, milk, egg, kosher salt, sugar, traditionally filled with farmer's cheese, or also cottage cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, or fruit. Fried in butter, cooking oil, or margarine. For Passover, matzo meal is used instead of flour.


The word blintz in English comes from the Yiddish word בלינצע or blintse, coming from a Slavic word for pancake[2].

In popular cultureEdit

Blintzes are the subject of a famous Jewish parable, which uses the blintz as an analogy for Judaism itself, and one’s own adherence to it’s beliefs[3].


  1. ^ "Cheese Blintzes for Shavuot". Mother would know. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Blintz definition". Merriam Webster dictionary. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  3. ^ Bolton, Rabbi Tuvia. "Blintz- Jewish Story". Chabad. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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