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.
|Place of origin||The United States, Israel, other countries with a significant remaining Jewish population|
|Created by||Ashkenazi Jewish community of Central and Eastern Europe|
|Serving temperature||Hot, traditionally with sour cream or fruit compote|
|Main ingredients||Flour, 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.|
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.